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European Competition Law and Regulation (International and European Law)
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Study programme

This programme follows a coherent set of strongly interrelated courses. They prepare you for legal service in European and international private practice or corporate entities, as well as in any EU institution and in the public administration of Member States dealing with economic regulation.

  • Compulsory courses (36 EC)
    • Principles and Foundations of EU Law (12 EC)
    • European Competition Law (12 EC)
    • Law of the Internal Market: Free Movement of Goods and Services (6 EC)
    • EU Regulated Markets (6 EC)
  • Electives (12 EC)
    • Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market (6 EC)
    • European Law Moot Court (6 EC)
    • EU Foreign Relations Law (6 EC)
    • EU Legal Remedies (6 EC)
    • Globalization of Cartel Law (6 EC)
    • Individual Research Project European Public Law and Governance (6 EC)
    • International Investment Arbitration (6 EC)
    • International Trade Law and Domestic Regulation (6 EC)
    • European Competition Law Moot Court: Herbert Smith Freehill (6 EC)
    • Advanced EU Competition Law (6 EC)
    • European Migration Law: Free Movement of Persons within the EU (6 EC)
    • EU Trade and Investment Law (6 EC)

    The 6 EC for Legal English do not count for the 60 mandatory EC's of this master, but are extracurricular.

    • Legal English

Please note: Students who commenced the programme European Competition Law and Regulation in or prior to academic year 2018-2019 may elect to adhere to the 2018-2019 curriculum provided they graduate within two years after they commenced the programme. You'll find more information in Article B-7.3 – Transitional provisions International and European Law of the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.

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 next academic year.


Evaluation methods focus on the development of in-depth knowledge of European Competition Law and Regulation, in addition to strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Written and oral assignments are preferred over traditional exams.

LLM tracks in European Law
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Amsterdam Law Practice

Our experiential learning method inspires and motivates students to do research and increase their knowledge. At the Amsterdam Law Practice students learn by doing, and connect with society at large by working with fellow students towards the solution of social problems. The Master’s programme offers students a range of extra-curricular activities, such as study trips to EU institutions, career workshops, the opportunity to work on real cases, seminars and discussion groups and participation in moot court competitions.

Moot Court participation

Moot Court competitions are an excellent way to gain practical training for future international lawyers. Each year, international and European Law students have the opportunity to participate in several moot court competitions. UvA teams prepare and practice with lecturers and professors before travelling to competitions all over Europe. The UvA covers all expenditures related to participation, including registration fees and travel expenses.

Amsterdam European Law Clinic

Both Dutch and international law students have the unique opportunity to combine international theory and practice by working at the Amsterdam European Law Clinic. During the course of the semester, you will work on cases with staff and fellow students, providing legal advice to clinic clients while earning ECTS credits towards your degree.

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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).