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.
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.
In the courses of our unique experiential learning programme, you apply your academic knowledge of the law and the skills you have learned by putting yourself in the shoes of a legal professional, in practice or in simulated situations. By reflecting on who you are as a lawyer, you work on your professional identity. The courses therefore build a bridge to society and the future professional field.
The following compulsory or restricted-choice elective courses are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice:
The 6 EC for Legal English do not count for the 60 mandatory EC's of this master, but are extracurricular.
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.
Are you looking for more challenge and academic depth? In that case the new Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you!
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).