The core curriculum is composed of 3 compulsery courses and a selection of usually 3 courses from a list of electives 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 two compulsory courses (24 EC) that provide students with a deep understanding of the constitutional and institutional structures of the EU. In the second semester, all students attend EU Legal Remedies (6 EC) that familiarises students with the judicial and procedureal framework of EU law in practice. Both the compulsory courses and many of the electives contain distinct ‘EU law in action’ elements, that allow you to experience the law in an interactive form, such as moot courts.
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 next academic year.
Please note: Students who commenced the programme European Union Law 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 of the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.
Our experiential education 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 European Law Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious Moot Court competitions in the world. Students have the chance to argue their case before practicing jurists and the final is held before judges from the Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
We also offer students the unique opportunity to combine the theory and practice of international law by working at the European Law Clinic. Working on cases with staff and fellow students during the course of the semester, you will earn credits by giving legal advice to real clients.
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).