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European Law

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12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The Master in European Law focuses on the creation and application of European laws in a variety of regions, and the relationship between European, international and national laws.

In the Master in European Law you focus on such issues as the status of European law, its content and the way in which it works with the Dutch legal system. Ever more frequently, social issues are impacted by international and European law and resolved through international organisations. Many Dutch businesses operate outside national borders. Beyond this the Netherlands is a member of such international organisations as the European Union and the United Nations.

This programme extensively examines not just European law, but the way in which it is interwoven with Dutch law. Graduates of this Master are prepared to take up legal and policy functions within European institutions, or in governmental or judicial organisations. This one year programme comprises such courses as 'European Public Law', 'European Migration Law', Constitutional Law of the European Union', and 'European/International Criminal Law'. It is possible to engage in an internship in the Netherlands or abroad. You complete your studies by writing a Master thesis based on independently determined research on a topic of your choice.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Professional experience

Some practical experience is recommended.

Grade average

Basic knowledge of general public international law and of European Union law. Criteria include grade levels, motivations and references.

Certified competences

Students with LLB who have completed 6 law courses at undergraduate level, including courses on public international law and/or European Union law.

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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