LLM European Union Law
The master's program in European Union Law deals with the interplay between national and European Union law - focusing on the manifold ways in which the laws emanating from the European Union and other European organizations are influencing the legal developments within national states.
A short introduction to the master's program European Union Law
The European Union, with its supranational powers, is interacting directly with the legal systems of its Member States in substantive as well as procedural matters; also playing an increasing role at the international level, creating obligations for its Member States. These developments are creating exciting opportunities as well as challenges - and a growing demand for professionals with the qualifications to address them.
Why the master European Union Law in Tilburg?
Explore the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law.
The European Union Law track explores the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law, preparing students for a wide range of careers.
- EU Law trumps national law. It penetrates all legal disciplines, from administrative law to labor and criminal law: no field of law is unaffected by EU law.
- Specialize in one of the two sub-tracks: EU Economic and Competition Law and The EU in a Global Legal Context.
Situated between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers
Tilburg Law School is conveniently situated right between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers, making it the ideal place to study European Union Law.
- Brussels is the seat of the European Commission, the EU Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament, NATO, lobby organizations, NGOs, and international law firms.
- The Hague is one of the world's largest hosts of international organizations involved in peace and justice. It is the seat of 'inter alia' the International Court of Justice, the Peace Palace Library, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, among others.
Interpersonal and professional skill development
- Small class sizes and interactive teaching methods ensure a high level of participation during the program, as well as contact between students and their professors.
- Join a truly international student body and regularly work with fellow students from all over the world in international teams, participating in discussions and presenting your ideas on legal concepts and issues.
- Join our Career Talks: a practitioner that has made his or her career in a relevant field of EU law is invited to talk about his or her career path and work experience.
Top scholars teach from the forefront of legal research
- Classes are taught by a dynamic, international research team and experts in the field of EU Competition Law, EU Law, EU constitutional Law, Financial markets, WTO Law, Migration, and Labour Law, European Environmental Law, and Law and Technology.
- The latest research is continuously fed into learning, ensuring you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of legal and meta-legal research.
Student Agne Vaitkeviciute
"I have chosen the Master’s program in European Union law because I am most interested in EU law issues. The EU law program offered by Tilburg University is practical and focuses on the most relevant issues and trends, thus helping you to keep up-to-date."
The Master European Union Law in short
|Start||End of August or end of January|
|Duration||One year (12 months)|
|Title||Master of Laws (LLM)|
|Best preparatory Bachelor's||
|Pre-Master's program||Available (only in Dutch)|
|Application deadlines||September 2017 intake
Career prospects the European Union Law
The master in European Union Law qualifies students to pursue challenging careers in legal practice and/or advisory functions. Potential career paths include posts within national and international law firms, national, European and international public administration, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the diplomatic service, European and international courts, multinational enterprises, and advocacy.
Gain full 'civil effect'
Dutch students who have followed the Bachelor in Law at Tilburg Law School and have completed the Bachelor's course 'Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution' have the full 'civil effect'.
Interested in becoming a researcher?
Are you interested in deepening your knowledge by pursuing a career research? In that case, the LLM of European Union law offers a good start. In our program, we emphasize the connection between research and teaching. Uniquely, all our professors have established reputations in academia and will share their research with you in the classroom. Research skills are also desired by a range of international and European institutions and organizations, such as the European Ombudsman, at consultancy firms and at NGOs. Frequently, the European and International Law department or the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) offer research internships throughout the year for a short period.
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Last updated January 18, 2018