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European Union Law (International and European Law)

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Many of today’s challenges demand a response from EU law. As the most sophisticated international organization in the world the EU deals with issues like (mass) migration, climate change and cybercrime. This track of the Master's International and European Law gives you the tools to unlock the many fields of EU law and to critically reflect on them.

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What is this programme about?

Students and lecturers tell you what you can expect from this programme. They also discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

The study programme

This programme provides you with a solid foundation in substantive and institutional EU Law. At least one course in your study programme is part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which you learn by doing and develop your professional identity by reflecting on who you are as a legal professional.

The core curriculum is composed of 3 compulsory courses, including a moot court. On top of that, you can also apply for the European Law Moot Court or work on real cases at the Amsterdam European Law Clinic.

Is this programme for you?

  • You have a good command of written and spoken English, an international perspective and intellectual curiosity.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Laws degree or a related degree with a strong legal component are eligible for admission.
  • Students with a Dutch PPLE degree or a Dutch University College degree with a major in Law are eligible for admission.

English language proficiency: Both Dutch and international students must provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge certificate). Dutch students are exempted if they passed English for their VWO diploma (sufficient mark, 6 or higher) or possess a VWO certificate in English.

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Study beyond the black letter law

We study the law in its economic, political and societal context

Learn by doing

Students are involved participants in interactive courses and extracurricular activities

Teaching by experts

The lecturers are renowned experts in their fields and the international academic staff has different specializations; several lecturers are external practising lawyers


This programme has been selected as a Top 10 programme for European Union Law by the LLM Guide

EU Lawmaking Simulation

Master student Miles tells you all about EU Lawmaking Simulation: 'We were able to create our own unique simulation.’

After graduation

This track in EU Law is wide in scope and hence we see that our graduates find work with a wide spectre of employers. These include: law firms, businesses, the public sector and NGOs. For Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university, completion of the Master’s programme in European Union Law fulfils the requirements for ‘civiel effect’.

Discover the other tracks

Did you know that European Union Law is part of the Master's programme International and European Law? European Competition Law and RegulationPublic International Law and International Trade and Investment Law are also tracks of this programme.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM International and European law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60224
Location Roeterseiland campus