European Law is a one-year Master’s specialization at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach, covering substantive and institutional EU law as well as economic law and human rights within the EU perspective.
Scope of EU law
European law is an exciting and rapidly developing discipline. There are few areas of national law and policy within Europe that remain untouched by the influence of European legislation. The scope of EU law, however, is even wider, as Europe is becoming an increasingly important actor on the international stage.
In this programme, you will focus on the various aspects of European Law, as well as the European protection of human rights. You will study topics ranging from EU competition law to EU external relations law, from European social policy to internal market regulations and EU institutional law. You will gain in-depth knowledge about these aspects, while at the same time developing the professional skills needed in the EU-related legal career.
The content of the master's programme is connected with that of the Law Faculty's research programme: Securing the Rule of Law in a World of Multi-level Jurisdiction. Briefly stated, the research programme addresses the question as to how the rule of law (i.e. democracy, protection of human rights, adequate legal remedies) can be maintained when the law is formed at several levels.
Our aim in this programme is to provide you with in-depth academic knowledge and to equip you with the professional skills needed in the EU-related legal career. For this purpose, teaching is done in small, seminar-style classes, with ample attention to practical skills in special privatissimum and practicum classes. Our programme attracts students from within and outside of the EU, which makes for a truly international atmosphere.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/european-law/en/introduction.
Among the subjects you will be taking with this programme, you may find the following:
- European Protection of Human Rights
- The Union in the World
- EU Institutional Law & General Principles of EU Law
- European Law in Practice - Practicum
- EU Internal Market and Competition Law
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