LLM European Law
Full time, Part time
EUR 20,900 / per year **
15 Nov 2023*
Earliest start date
* Dutch, EU/EEA, Swiss and Surinamese students: €2,530 per year | Second Dutch master’s programme: €16,300 per year
** non-EU/EEA students | dutch, EU/EEA, swiss and surinamese students: €2,314 per year | second dutch master’s programme: €15,400 per year
European Law is a one-year Master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme distinguishes itself by its broad intra-disciplinary approach, covering institutional, constitutional as well as internal market and competition law of the EU in addition to human rights from an 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 an EU-related legal career.
- Interaction between Legal Systems – Globalizing law: legal reasoning in International, EU and national law.
- European Protection of Human Rights or The Union in the World or Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice International students
Choose 2 of the 3 courses below:
- European Protection of Human Rights
- The Union in the World
- Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
- EU Institutional Law & General Principles of EU Law
- Capita Selecta of European Law - Privatissimum
- EU Internal Market and Competition Law
- European Law in Practice – Practicum
- Thesis Master of Law
The programme aims to equip students with a sufficiently broad academic training to be able to pursue a career within their national legal system, in international law departments of national institutions, in international governmental or non-governmental organisations, or internationally operating business enterprises.
This master will provide students with a profound knowledge of European legal integration. It will equip them with the skills necessary for a successful legal career in the private and public sector. Our alumni have found employment in:
- European institutions, such as the Council of Europe;
- international organisations, such as the United Nations, the OECD and the OCSE;
- national and local government;
- governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as UNHCR, IOM, Amnesty International and Greenpeace
- corporate companies;
- major law firms in Amsterdam, London, Brussels and Luxembourg;