LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Program Description

LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Are you ready to study the legal effects of economic integration? 
Economic integration affects our lives in multiple ways and is often translated into policy and law. Think of the role of law in the process of European integration and in bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regulating international trade. This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and itsconsequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights.
Profit from our international and approachable teaching staff who are also active in the legal practice.After completion you are able to provide profound legal advice in the field of international and European law and economic integration to both public and private entities.

  • Acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Develop excellent legal advisory and cross-cultural communication skills and get prepared to provide profound legal advice to both public organisations and private companies
  • Receive education by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise.

  • Benefit from discussions with well-known academic scholars and practitioners, such as judges, politicians and representatives of international organizations.

What aspects does the programme cover?

In the first block you will learn how European and International institutions encourage market integration. You will acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Also you are challenged to consider the effects of market integration including for example human rights and the protection of the environment. In the second block you will explore the multidimensional nature of legal orders. You will study ‘real world issues’ to learn how international and European legal orders inter-relate with international private legal orders and national legal orders.

In the third and fourth block you choose your specialization. You can opt for a track in European Union Law or in International Law and Global Governance. The European option focusses on Economic Integration Law and includes courses like EU competition law, Economic andMonetary Union (EMU) and Financial Supervision.
In the International Law specialization the focus lies on International Governance and includes courses like Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law and Environmental Law.
During the final block you follow only one course because you will spend the majority of your time in writing your thesis based on your specialization.

Practical skills

Acquiring practicallegalskillsis an important and usefulaspect of this programme. You are trained to structure, write and present legal advice for example by producing a policy paper or pleading in a moot court session. In addition you will receive cross-cultural communications training which enables you to successfully negotiate in an international environment. Several courses include lectures from professionals working in the legal practice including (international) judges and lawyers.
Each year visits to European and international courts and/ororganisations are organised by the staff and students. During these visits you are ableto see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme in International and EuropeanUnion Law offers small scale education in which international students and theinternationalstaffactively engage with each other.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
12 months
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Aug. 2017
Netherlands Rotterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 1,984 EUR
per year for EU/EEA students. €11,300 for non-EU/EEA students.