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European Union Law (International and European Law)
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Study programme

The core curriculum is composed of compulsory courses and a selection of elective courses that allow different degrees of specialization. Both the compulsory courses and many of the electives contain distinct ‘EU law in action elements’, that allow students to experience the law in an interactive form.

Programme structure

In the first semester, all students attend the compulsory course Principles and Foundations of EU Law and European Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights. These courses provide you with a deep understanding of the constitutional and institutional structures of the EU. They give you the legal and contextual knowledge and understanding, on the basis of which you can truly comprehend the complex factual and legal situations in which contemporary problems of the EU play out. In the second semester, everyone attends EU Legal Remedies. This course familiarises you with the judicial and procedural framework of EU law in practice.

  • Principles and Foundations of EU Law
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  • European Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights
  • EU Legal Remedies
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  • Current Challenges of EU Law
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  • Restricted-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives: Extracurricular
  • Master's thesis
UvA Course Catalogue: European Union Law
  • Master’s thesis (12 EC)

    The Master’s degree programme is concluded by writing a Master’s thesis. Students will research and write their thesis on an approved topic under the supervision of their faculty adviser.

The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the Course Catalogue is updated for the following academic year.

The two LLM tracks in European Law

Thinking of studying EU Law at the Amsterdam Law School? Staff and students explain the difference between the LLM tracks in European Union Law and European Competition Law and Regulation.

Discover the Master’s Honours programme

Are you looking for more challenge and academic depth? In that case the new Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you!

Master’s degree International and European Law

The quality of this Master’s programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).