Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
1680 hrs
1 year
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Many of today’s challenges demand a response from EU law. As the most sophisticated international organization in the world the EU deals with issues like (mass) migration, climate change and cybercrime. This track of the Master's International and European Law gives you the tools to unlock the many fields of EU law and to critically reflect on them.


The study programme

This programme provides you with a solid foundation in substantive and institutional EU Law. At least one course in your study programme is part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which you learn by doing and develop your professional identity by reflecting on who you are as a legal professional.


The core curriculum is composed of 3 compulsory courses, including a moot court. On top of that, you can also apply for the European Law Moot Court or work on real cases at the Amsterdam European Law Clinic.


Is this programme for you?

  • You have a good command of written and spoken English, an international perspective and intellectual curiosity.
  • Students with a Bachelor of Laws degree or a related degree with a strong legal component are eligible for admission.
  • Students with a Dutch PPLE degree or a Dutch University College degree with a major in Law are eligible for admission.

English language proficiency: Both Dutch and international students must provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge certificate). Dutch students are exempted if they passed English for their VWO diploma (sufficient mark, 6 or higher) or possess a VWO certificate in English.


After graduation

This track in EU Law is wide in scope and hence we see that our graduates find work with a wide spectre of employers. These include: law firms, businesses, the public sector and NGOs. For Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university, completion of the Master’s programme in European Union Law fulfils the requirements for ‘civiel effect’.


Discover the other tracks

Did you know that European Union Law is part of the Master's programme International and European Law? European Competition Law and Regulation, Public International Law and International Trade and Investment Law are also tracks of this programme.