LLM Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law
Full time, Part time
EUR 19,300 / per year *
Earliest start date
* full-time for all students: 19,300. Part-time for all students: 9,650 euro
The European Union is one of the most influential international organisations in the world. But how does it impact governance, enterprise and innovation within a global economy, in the area of business law? And how does EU law interact with that of other international organisations? In our Advanced Master programme European and International Business Law we will answer these questions
Reasons to choose European and International Business Law at Leiden University?
As a student of this programme, you will benefit from:
- Excellent reputation: This programme has more than three decades of history and is offered through Leiden Law School’s Europa Institute. The teaching is grounded in the Law School’s distinguished research programme ‘The progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values’.
- Expert instructors: Courses are taught by expert staff with an international reputation as well as by guest lecturers who hold senior positions with legal firms, international courts or business organisations.
- Moot court skills: You will have the possibility of participating in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC), the most renowned competition in the field of EU law. If you advance to the oral round of the ELMC competition, you will receive training in research, analysis, legal writing and pleading in a simulation of an EU law case. If there is enough interest, you may have the opportunity to participate at the ELSA Moot Court, which relates to the field of WTO law.
- Study trip: We plan each year (circumstances allowing) a study trip to Luxembourg and Brussels to visit the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.
Additional workshop on Digital Regulation: You will have the opportunity to participate in an extended practice-oriented workshop on the current state of global digital regulation and its further development.
- Extracurriculars: You will be provided with opportunities to enhance your studies through extracurriculars, such as the opportunity to become a research fellow with CompaRe.
You will learn not only the specifics of EU law in the narrow sense but also about its multifold relationships with the WTO, as well as international investment law, intellectual property law, corporate law and many other areas of law. These interrelationships are highly complex and require proficiency in many areas to fully understand the depths of global commercial relations.
In this programme, you will take the following courses:
- The Legal Foundations of the European Union
- The Internal Market and Regulation
- Corporate and Financial Law
- Regulating EU External Trade
- European and International Intellectual Property Law
- WTO and Investment Law
- European Competition Law
- International Arbitration
Is European and International Business Law the right programme for you?
Are you interested in learning how to navigate conflicts between international trade law and European laws as they reflect on global businesses? This programme will provide you with all the tools to strengthen your keen commercial and business sense.
You should have a law degree or a sufficient background in law to qualify for admission.
You can either complete this programme in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student.
Most of our graduates go on to careers in international departments of law firms, international businesses, international bureaus of government service or other international organisations.
More specifically, our alumni have found jobs working with:
- judges’ cabinets at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
- Directorates of the European Commission
- Ministries of Foreign Affairs
- the World Trade Organization
They have also been selected for PhD and research positions at the most prestigious academic institutions, including the European University Institute in Florence.