Are you fascinated by international law? Can you see yourself working on an international criminal case? Or would you like to pursue a career advising international corporations on legal issues related to competition? The master’s in Globalisation and Law will offer you what you are looking for. This 1-year programme will provide you with a comprehensive overview of different national and international legal systems. You can choose to specialise in Human Rights, Corporate and Commercial Law or International Trade and Investment Law, or combine courses from these three specialisations to create a tailor-made programme. After you’ve graduated, you’ll have all the training you need to pursue a career as a legal professional in an international setting.
Our world is globalising at an astonishing rate. This has an enormous influence on the legal systems of individual nations, yielding new challenges in all fields of the law. Law firms, governments and international organisations alike are in growing need of lawyers who can navigate through the legal complexities of this globalising world. The master's in Globalisation and Law is a unique one-year English-taught programme designed to fulfil that need.
At Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law, we embrace a diversity of viewpoints, and debate is central to our curriculum. Instead of taking a ‘globalist’ or ‘anti-globalist’ stance, issues are discussed from different angles. You'll be invited to consider the arguments and make up your own mind. We also encourage you to participate in our moot courts and practice your argumentative reasoning skills. You’ll learn how to think ahead and respond quickly to situations - skills that will be invaluable later on in your legal career.
The staff of the Globalisation and Law programme do not only have a high level of expertise in the fields of international law, European law and comparative law, they also have many years of experience in key organisations such as Amnesty International and the WTO. This gives them a special edge in teaching. Their international perspective, combined with a strong understanding of the needs of legal training of the future, has resulted in a programme that approaches the subject of globalisation from an entirely new perspective.
As with many Maastricht University programmes, the Faculty of Law’s programmes are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). In small tutorial groups of up to 16 students, you seek solutions to ‘problems’ taken from real-world situations. PBL requires you to be proactive in setting learning goals and encourages you to engage your peers over matters of law, helping you build the social skills necessary for future legal practice.
As a graduate of the Globalisation and Law programme you'll be able to interpret, manage and anticipate changes in international law. You'll have a broad understanding of supranational and international organisations and the impact of globalisation on national legal systems, making you well-equipped to deal with the most urgent contemporary problems.
The programme provides you with a solid background a career in a variety of settings, which may include the following:
In the past, graduates have found positions as:
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