We understand that you may have concerns about how the corona pandemic will affect future studies. Our starting point is that in the academic year 2021-2022 we will be able to offer all teaching activities on campus without restrictions. We are eager to return to the campus, to face-to-face teaching and meeting up with each other. All degree seeking students (including international ones) are therefore expected to come to Amsterdam by the start of the academic year 2021-2022.
Assuming we can teach on campus, we do not offer the option of following our education via distance learning. It goes without saying that we are dependent on the developments regarding the coronavirus and what the policies and rules of the Dutch government will be. If the situation calls for it, we should return to a scenario of (partially) online education. As soon as more information is available, we will post it on our website.
Because the EU Law Master’s track is so wide in scope, our graduates find work with a wide range of employers. These include law firms, (larger) businesses, the public sector and NGOs.
Our graduates learn to think like EU lawyers and are able to quickly master any area of EU law that comes their way. This gives them the ability and flexibility to adapt to diverse working environments and functions. It makes them attractive candidates for employers like international law firms, government ministries, consultancy firms, national and multinational corporations, competition and market regulatory authorities, regional authorities in the Netherlands and abroad and European Union institutions. In addition, a number of our graduates go on to do a PhD.
Dutch students can apply for the Master’s track European Union Law until 1 June.
International students who need a visa (non-EU/EEA) or international students who want to apply for UvA housing can apply for the Master’s track European Union Law until 1 April. International students who do not need a visa and will not apply for UvA housing can apply until 1 May.
The Amsterdam Law School offers an Experiential Education programme unique in the Netherlands. In its simplest terms, experiential education aims to let you learn by reflecting on a personal learning experience, or, in other words, to learn by doing. Each Master’s programme offers courses from what is collectively known as the Amsterdam Law Practice (ALP) in which you are asked to apply your knowledge of the law to questions from actual practice.
These courses place you in a particular professional role and make experiences a part of the learning process. This takes shape, for example, in the form of moot courts, simulations, clinics, and internships. In all cases, you take on the role of a lawyer and learn to reflect on who you are as a lawyer, and how you want to contribute to the society in the future, through the way you carry out your work. Within each Master's programme it is possible to follow a minimum of 6 ECTS of experiential education and a maximum of 12 ECTS. European Law Moot Court or European Competition Law Moot Court: Herbert Smith Freehill are some examples of Amsterdam Law Practice courses.
Yes, if you are looking for more challenge and academic depth the Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you. It is designed for excellent law students with evident research talent. The programme can be pursued in addition to all LLM programs (Dutch and English). You will receive advanced training in research methods and academic skills as well as gather first-hand research experience during a research internship at one of our research projects.
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