Master in Legal Research

Utrecht University

Program Description

Master in Legal Research

Utrecht University

JUDGED BEST IN THE FIELD

The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2018 ranked Utrecht University’s Legal Research program as the best in the field in the Netherlands.

ABOUT

Are you curious, analytical and ready to take on new challenges in a dynamic academic environment? Are you interested in writing academic texts, engaging in debate, and tackling complicated legal issues? Would you like to be given the opportunity to complete an in-depth Master’s-level program in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? If so, the two-year Legal Research Master’s at Utrecht University may be the perfect choice for you!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A GROWING NEED FOR LEGAL RESEARCHERS

For legal practitioners and academics alike, legal research skills are increasingly important. Universities and research centres, but also law firms, companies, courts, non-governmental organisations and public authorities all have a need for thorough, well-trained lawyers with excellent writing skills and a research-oriented mindset. The Legal Research program will help you to become the type of well-rounded lawyer that our changing society needs.

BECOME A PERCEPTIVE AND ANALYTIC THINKER

Our complex, pluralist, and constantly developing society is in clear need of sharp analytical thinkers. Traditional law courses do not always provide graduates with the required knowledge and skills to meet this demand. Utrecht University developed the two-year Legal Research Master’s program to fill this need. The Legal Research Master’s program offers you an excellent foundation for further PhD studies as well as prepares you for a legal career as a practitioner in the commercial, public service or academic sectors. As part of this program, you will complete courses in legal research skills as well as substantive courses in your chosen field. You will spend approximately one year engaged in legal research projects and writing a Master’s thesis.

TOWARDS A PROFESSIONAL CAREER

After finishing this Master’s program in Legal Research, you can pursue a career in legal research, finding a research position at a university or in one of the major law firms, the research departments of Supreme Courts in various parts of the world, or, in the Netherlands, at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Council of State or the Research and Documentation Centre (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatiecentrum) of the Ministry of Justice. You also will be well prepared for legal practice at a national or international law firm, at a company or in a non-governmental organisation, in the judiciary, or in a government or non-governmental position.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,083 EUR
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2019-2020): € 2,083. Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee): 2018-19: € 15,575, 2019-20: € 16,600
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Locations
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
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