LLM - Globalisation and Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law

Program Description

LLM - Globalisation and Law

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law

LLM - Globalisation and Law

Taught in English

The Master Globalisation and Law offers four specialisations in the following subjects:

  • Human Rights
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Free Programme (Combined courses)


International Dispute Settlement deals with the institutions and procedures for the settlement of disputes not only between states but also between states and private entities, including investment and human rights disputes. Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on responsible entrepreneurship and the legal possibilities to enforce such behaviour.

The Leitmotiv of the specialisation in Human Rightsis how humanitarian standards and procedures may be used to mitigate the negative consequences of globalisation. Humanitarian’ in this context refers to both international human rights law, international criminal law and international humanitarian law. This track is taught by staff members of the renowned Maastricht Centre for Human Rights with extensive experience in scholarship, government and activism.

Students may substitute up to two courses of their specialisation (not being a common course) with courses of the other specialisation or one of the Faculty’s other Master programmes, traineeships or participation in a Moot Court competition. This allows students to tailor their programme to their interests and ambitions.

Fast Facts

  • Programme: Globalisation and Law
  • Specialisations: Corporate and Commerial Law,Human Rights, International Economic Law
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1 year full time
  • Start date(s): September, February
  • Study load per week: 8 hrs classes; 32 hrs individual study. Total: 40 hours
  • Learning method: problem-based learning; (guest) lectures; presentations; assignments; papers
  • Assessment method: written and oral exams; final papers; group participation

Students with a Dutch diploma


Bachelor's in European Law School

  • Admission requirements: None (can be admitted directly)



Bachelor's in Dutch Law / Tax Law

  • Admission requirements: TOEFL / IELTS



Bachelor's in Law (Institute of Higher Education HBO)

  • Admission requirements: Entrance exam in European / international law; TOEFL / IELTS
  • Other recommendations: Major in Law



Bachelor's in European Studies

  • Admission requirements: Entrance exam in European / international law
  • Other recommendations: Major in Law


Bachelor's from University College Maastricht

  • Admission requirements: Entrance exam in European / international law
  • Other recommendations: Major in Law


Other bachelor's degrees (not in Law) from a Dutch university or Institute of Higher Education (HBO)

  • Admission requirements: Entrance exam in European / international law; TOEFL / IELTS
  • Other recommendations: Major in Law

Students with a non-Dutch diploma

  • a bachelor’s degree in lawfrom a non-Dutch university (these students will not be required to take an entrance exam); or
  • a bachelor’s degree in a field other than law(an entrance exam is required for these students);or
  • a degree from anon-Dutch institute of higher vocational education (an entrance exam is required for these students).

Language proficiency

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT), 233 computer-based (CBT), or 90 internet-based (iBT)
  • Cambridge examinations: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C+

Entrance exam in European / International law

This is an internet-based test consisting of 60 multiple choice questions, a case study and a self-reflection test.

Contact the Faculty for more information.

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Last updated January 7, 2016
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