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All states have laws and their own legal system, and in most countries you can only study national law at the university level. Our LLB programme in International and European Law is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international legal environment; it gives students an academic training in law without merely taking a national legal system as a starting point by offering students a general understanding of what 'law' is and how it functions.
The bachelor's programme International and European Law takes three years. The first year teaches all basic law fields and therefore has a broad character. Concepts of private law, constitutional law, and criminal law will be discussed. In the second year, these fields of law will be expanded more and will be dealt with more in-depth.
Besides that, European Union law and the public international law will be discussed to a much larger extent. Research methods and training are also included in the second year. The third-year ends your bachelor programme by writing a thesis on a law-related subject of your choice, which will be defended in front of supervisors and fellow students.
This third year also requires students to study one semester at a university abroad. There is an interdisciplinary component in each year of this programme.
Graduates of the bachelor programme in International and European Law will – after having completed an additional master programme - be qualified for careers in diplomacy, as civil servants for national ministries, the EU, the UN or other international organizations, in non-governmental organizations (such as Amnesty International or Greenpeace), in the international commercial sector (such as Unilever or Shell), or in academic teaching and research. Entry into traditional legal professions (advocate, attorney, barrister, judge, etc.) is not guaranteed upon completion of the programme as such entry is depending on national requirements.
Admission requirements (General)
- A pre-university diploma, including transcript of studies;
- The transcript of studies should reflect a GPA (Grade Point Average) equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale);
- Proof of English proficiency;
- Letter of motivation;
- A curriculum vitae;
- One academic reference
Specific requirements can be found here.
Tuition fees and application deadlines
EU tuition fees: € 2,083 per year
Non-EU tuition fees: € 8,900 per year
Application deadline: May 1st, 2019 (course starts September 1, 2019)