Master's in Law Studies in Netherlands

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Law Studies

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The field of law and regulations guiding various aspects of life is enormous. Those who delve into it typically find some kind of specialization about which they are passionate, such as regulatory theory and intellectual property.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

Top Master Programs in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018

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LLM International Trade Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

This LL.M. covers the legal aspects of international trade and commerce. It is exclusively focused on international commercial law. From the laws regarding the sale and distribution of goods or services to payment and security mechanisms, the rules on the carriage of goods, insurance law and intellectual property rights, the master in international trade law covers it all! Because of its encompassing character this LL.M. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. This LL.M. covers the legal aspects of international trade and commerce. It is exclusively focused on international commercial law. From the laws regarding the sale and distribution of goods or services to payment and security mechanisms, the rules on the carriage of goods, insurance law and intellectual property rights, the master in international trade law covers it all! Because of its encompassing character this LL.M. provides you with a comprehensive overview of the legal aspects of international trade. The LL.M. programme International Trade Law offers you an encompassing view on international trade and commerce. In contrast to similar programmes, the focus lies exclusively with the commercial law side of matters and does not go into regulatory or public law aspects. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practice. You study in one of the leading commercial centers and largest ports of Europe, which means you will often go “on-site” to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives! What aspects does the programme cover? Commercial Contracts and trade financing After the Research & Writing Skills module, you will study commercial contracts. The start of commercial transactions is often a contract for the purchase of goods or services, but there are also important ancillary contracts, e.g. commercial agency contracts, distribution agreements, licensing or franchising agreements, etc. These agreements are studied in the... [-]

LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations

Tilburg University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Netherlands Tilburg Utrecht + 1 more

The LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations integrates the study of labour law with related areas such as employment relations, labour market and social policy, from an international and European perspective. This program’s approach will provide you with the skill-set modern professionals in employment relations need, with the opportunity to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive market. [+]

Master Labour Law and Employment Relations The LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations integrates the study of labour law with related areas such as employment relations, labour market and social policy, from an international and European perspective. This program’s approach will provide you with the skill-set modern professionals in employment relations need, with the opportunity to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive market. Cope with international and comparative labor issues from a variety of perspectives The growing importance and number of multi-national enterprises as well as an increase in international employability call for a new type of specialist that is able to cope with international and comparative labor issues from a variety of perspectives. This is particularly true for the European Union’s internal market in which complex legal and policy relations arise. Why the Master in Labour Law and Employment Relations in Tilburg? Gain interdisciplinary and international knowledge and skills. Combine courses in the field of International Labour Law with courses in the fields of Social Policy, Labour Market and Human Resources Studies.. Learn to understand and analyze evolving employment relationships and contemporary organizational dynamics in internationalizing labour markets. Develop a thorough understanding of the individual and collective labour law systems governing the different markets. Apply the theory in real-world practice. An internship is part of the curriculum. Labour Law and Employment Relations in short Language English Start End of August and end of January Duration One Year (12 Months) Title Master in Laws (LLM) Studielink The name of this... [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. [+]

The Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Children’s Rights is a one of a kind program, offering an advanced master (LL.M) dedicated to the rights and interests of children from a legal perspective. Today – more than 25 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – the role of international, regional and domestic systems in issues of child protection, participation and empowerment is ever-growing, and requires in-depth specialization.

Multi-layered and interdisciplinary

International children’s rights is a unique area of law because it is multi-layered (covering international, regional and national legal systems) and interdisciplinary in its scope. The program provides an in-depth study of the field of children’s rights, and pays particular attention to its intersection with diverse fields of law, including human rights, civil, criminal, humanitarian, family and migration law. The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of the program is an essential element in acquiring specialist knowledge on the meaning and implications of international children’s rights for the position of children at the international and domestic level, in both the developed and developing world. Our programme is characterised by small-scale teaching, which encourages intensive interaction between students and lecturers. Students in our Advanced Masters programmes come from various countries, and from diverse cultures, which contributes to a truly international study environment.... [-]


European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 10 months October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam


The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. [+]

Do you want to study the interaction of law and economics? The joint European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of “outstanding academic quality”. As a student you will become familiar with the economic effects of legal rules. You will be able to understand the economic implications of the core branches of law, such as contracts, property, corporate, torts and competition law. the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws . an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach the perfect boost for an international professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. the possibility to apply for several scholarships of Eramus Mundus What aspects does the programme cover? 
The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. The programme covers one academic year. The courses start in the beginning of October and end in July. The academic year is subdivided into three terms. In the first term, courses are offered in Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam. In the second term students will study in Rotterdam, Ghent or Hamburg. In the third term there is a wide gamut of courses and thesis topics to choose from. Students can spend their third term in Aix-en-Provence,... [-]

LLM Arbitration and Business Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 10 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The post-graduate LL.M. Arbitration and Business Law provides you with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deal with business problems and dispute resolution (including arbitration and litigation) in an international or national context.
Boost you career in the field of arbitration and business law with this unique LL.M. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Are you ready to resolve business disputes through arbitration?
 In a growing number of countries, arbitration is the prevailing standard in business dispute settlement. This is for example the case for the markets in China, South-America, Africa and Indonesia. Because of the globalization and related growth of international trade the number of international arbitration cases is rapidly increasing. The post-graduate LL.M. Arbitration and Business Law provides you with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deal with business problems and dispute resolution (including arbitration and litigation) in an international or national context. 
Boost you career in the field of arbitration and business law with this unique LL.M. Unique and only programme on Arbitration offered in the Netherlands You are educated by excellent teachers who besides their academic position are also successful in the arbitration practice You receive small-scale education in an international classroom You have the possibility to participate in the international Willem C. Vis Moot  What aspects does the programme cover? The one year intensive postgraduate LL.M. is aimed at recently graduated lawyers and junior practitioners in its main markets who over the years have proven to be very interested in the fields of arbitration and business law. Each year talented international young professionals from all around the world enroll in this programme. Due to the small class size there is a lot of interaction among students and staff in to discuss cases and experiences in different countries. The Post-Graduate LL.M.... [-]

LLM Maritime and Transport Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.  [+]

Are you ready to study the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods?
 The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law. The Erasmus University is located in Rotterdam: Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe and one of the largest logistic and industrial hubs of the world. Studying at Erasmus School of Law, means studying where the action is! The LL.M. programme Maritime and Transport Law gives you a unique opportunity to obtain the legal know-how, the skills and practical experience needed for a career in maritime and transport law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid academic background as a wealth of experience from legal practice and the maritime and transport industry. Your study location is a stone’s throw away from the largest port of Europe. You will visit companies to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives!   What aspects does the programme cover? As a student you acquire the research, writing and presentation skills essential to a successful career as a legal practitioner or an in-house counsel in the maritime- or transport-related business world. By focussing on current developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective, you will develop an international outlook on the many legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods. 
Based in the port of Rotterdam, this programme educates legal professionals that... [-]

LLM Commercial and Company Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Are you ready to study the legal aspects of doing business in an international setting?
This programme focuses on developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective and pays attention to the differences in approach and outcome between civil and common law jurisdictions. Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. Being located in the biggest port city of Europe the programme enables you to participate in company visits to see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme Commercial and Company Law provides you with a unique combination of specialist courses in the field of company and commercial law, and with general courses in European Private Law and comparative private law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise. You study in one of the leading commercial centre and largest ports of Europe, which means you will often go “on-site” to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives! 
What aspects does the programme cover? Company Law
 The two main pillars of the Study Programme are 1. Company Law and 2. Commercial Law. The Company Law pillar focuses upon the main topics of corporate governance. Issues such as the functioning of the board of directors, shareholder rights... [-]

LLM International and European Union Law

Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. [+]

Are you ready to study the legal effects of economic integration? 
Economic integration affects our lives in multiple ways and is often translated into policy and law. Think of the role of law in the process of European integration and in bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regulating international trade. This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. 
Profit from our international and approachable teaching staff who are also active in the legal practice. After completion you are able to provide profound legal advice in the field of international and European law and economic integration to both public and private entities. Acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Develop excellent legal advisory and cross-cultural communication skills and get prepared to provide profound legal advice to both public organisations and private companies Receive education by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise.
 Benefit from discussions with well-known academic scholars and practitioners, such as judges, politicians and representatives of international organizations.   What aspects does the programme cover?  In the first block you will learn how European and International institutions encourage market integration. You will acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Also you... [-]

Dual LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law/European and Insolvency Law

Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Nottingham Law School and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands have become partners to offer an exciting and innovative dual Masters in Law degree. At the end of one year of study, successful students will be awarded the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law from Nottingham Law School and the LLM European and Insolvency Law from Radboud University... [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Dual LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law/European and Insolvency Law Nottingham Law School and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands have become partners to offer an exciting and innovative dual Masters in Law degree. At the end of one year of study, successful students will be awarded the LLM Corporate and Insolvency Law from Nottingham Law School and the LLM European and Insolvency Law from Radboud University. Programme This dual LLM programme is designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of Corporate, Insolvency and European Law for a legal career with a strong European and international focus. The modules taught at both campuses are presented in English, and students will enjoy the benefits of being taught by experts from both the Nottingham Law School and the Faculty of Law at Radboud University. Lecturers from both universities will be at the Radboud University campus at the start of the course to welcome students, and to ensure that they quickly settle into student life. Entry requirements You are required to have one of the following: a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in law and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board) a UK undergraduate degree in Law (2.2 or above) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification a recognised undergraduate degree in law equivalent... [-]

Master in Law: Transnational Legal Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Within the programme lecturers and researchers from various foreign backgrounds work together. The Faculty of Law of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is distinctive in having united EU Law, International Public Law, Internet Governance and Legal theory all in one joint research programme. This approach allows a broad, and at the same time in depth, analysis of transnational legal issues... [+]

Within the programme lecturers and researchers from various foreign backgrounds work together. The Faculty of Law of VU Amsterdam is distinctive in having united EU Law, International Public Law, Internet Governance and Legal theory all in one joint research programme. This approach allows a broad, and at the same time in depth, analysis of transnational legal issues. Students can design their own programme in line with their personal preferences: practical, academic, public law, civil law, economic, theoretical and social. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME Transnational Legal Studies is a full-time, one-year graduate programme, organized as a specialization in the VU Master of Laws (LLM). Its curriculum is designed for students who want to pursue careers related to European and international issues and who are passionate about exploring the political, economic and social context of law. You will follow: European and International Law, an intensive, advanced level course taught conjointly by international and European law scholars Transnational Law in Social Context, an innovative course providing political and social perspectives on transnational legal processes Further courses of your choice, allowing you to specialize in areas such as European economic law (EU internal market law, competition law), human rights law (European human rights protection, EU antidiscrimination law) or public international law (international humanitarian law, irregular migration) YOUR FUTURE CAREER The need for transnationally trained lawyers continues to increase. Any organisation can employ transnationally trained lawyers. Future employers can include (but are not restricted to!): EU institutions, the UN, international organizations, ngo’s, national governments, international... [-]

Master in Corporate Law: Law, Markets and Behaviour

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Lawyers used to only deal with the law. For lawyers to live up to the expectations of clients and society, they need to have broader skills. Lawyers also have to understand the underlying economic principles of transactions and procedures they are involved in. Behavioral perspectives are key in dynamics such as the governance of a company, mergers and acquisitions and the formation of contracts... [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Lawyers used to only deal with the law. For lawyers to live up to the expectations of clients and society, they need to have broader skills. Lawyers also have to understand the underlying economic principles of transactions and procedures they are involved in. Behavioral perspectives are key in dynamics such as the governance of a company, mergers and acquisitions and the formation of contracts. Global economic shockwaves have demonstrated that rules alone do not suffice; we need to think about ethics as well. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME Law, Markets and Behavior is a track within the VU Master’s programme Corporate Law. This legal Master’s programme has deep-rooted multidisciplinary perspectives. Law is the vantage point of our thinking. Classical fields such as Contract Law, Tort Law, the Corporate Form, Insolvency Law and Regulatory Law will be taught in depth. In order for you to operate in an international context, we will focus on the principles; details of national laws will not be dealt with. YOUR FUTURE CAREER Our partners - law firms and financial institutions – have been telling us time and again that not just legal, but also financial and psychological knowledge should be in the tool kit of today’s lawyer. They need the kind of people we educate. This is an international trend. Those who successfully completed the Master’s programme have a wide range of career choices. They can work as professional business lawyers, in-house legal counsels for companies, government officials,... [-]

Master in Law: International Migrations and Refugee Law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these... [+]

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these crimes. You are challenged to critically reflect on international criminal law and alternative modes of transitional justice, such as truth commissions and amnesties. The Master’s programme is unique: it is not offered by any other university worldwide. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The programme in International Crimes and Criminology consists of five required courses, several elective courses and an interdisciplinary Master’s thesis on international crimes. The programme deals extensively with insights from various disciplines such as law, criminology, sociology, psychology and political science. This Master’s aims to define, conceptualize an measure international crimes and to analyse ways to effectively prevent, eradicate and respond to them. YOUR FUTURE CAREER The programme leads to the Master of Science degree (MSc.). On completing the programme, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions. On the practical side, you will be able to draft policy documents, develop preventive strategies and carry out fieldwork. Possible careers include working for international criminal courts and tribunals, human rights organizations, refugee organizations, government departments, universities or other research institutes. SPECIFIC ADMISSION... [-]

Master in International Business Law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student of the master International Business Law (IBL), you will be able to network in a real-life business environment. Some courses are taught by legal practitioners, who can give you a genuine understanding of how law works in practice... [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student of the master International Business Law (IBL), you will be able to network in a real-life business environment. Some courses are taught by legal practitioners, who can give you a genuine understanding of how law works in practice. Classes are small, international and interactive. The mix of nationalities within the group gives the IBL programme an extra dimension. STRUCTURE OF THE IBL PROGRAMME The Master’s programme in International Business Law consists of mandatory courses, electives courses, a research seminar and a Master thesis. Students must opt for a specialization (‘Profile Transactions’ or ‘Profile Regulatory’). The mandatory courses provide you with a general legal foundation, while later elective courses focus on more specific areas of international business law. In the final stage, you will write your Master thesis. The IBL programme focuses on rules and practices for promoting international commercial transactions. It aims at developing an understanding of the world’s trading system and rules for international investments, and it examines the legal aspects of business practices. You will study the main legal areas and the interaction between the actors involved in transactions. In addition, you will develop skills to anticipate, analyse and address problems that may arise in your future career: the legal practice of international business. YOUR FUTURE CAREER After finishing this Master’s programme, you will be... [-]

LLM Public International Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. [+]

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. Our PIL programme has been chosen as the Best Master Programme in the Netherlands in the field of International Law by the highly regarded Dutch Elsevier Guide on the Best Degrees for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). PIL is a flexible programme that offers you many options, both during your study period and in your career possibilities post-graduation. In today’s globalised world, public international law addresses complex, challenging issues that touch everyone’s lives. In our PIL programme, you will explore common themes of public international law with the option to take a specialisation in Human Rights or Environment and Law of the Sea. You will build relevant and current skills by studying actual cases facing the International Court of Justice and other international dispute-settlement institutions. You’ll develop your argumentation abilities in moot courts, amongst other training methods and learn to apply your knowledge of the law to real-life situations. This academic, challenging, English-taught LLM programme reflects the multidisciplinary research emerging from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance. The approach of the faculty’s research, and the PIL programme, is multi-dimensional: developments in public international law are best seen from a broad perspective. You will develop general precepts pertaining to worldwide concerns and learn to apply these precepts to specific cases. As an added benefit, the international mix... [-]

LLM European Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our LLM programme in European Law, taught entirely in English, will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field while opening up many new opportunities to you both during and after your programme. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Netherlands 2017/2018. Today’s Europe demands lawyers who possess a thorough mastery of European law. The European Union increasingly affects all areas of law and the national legal systems of its Member States have reached a high level of integration. Our LLM programme in European Law, taught entirely in English, will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field while opening up many new opportunities to you both during and after your programme. It provides a thorough grounding in European law, covering areas such as internal market law, competition law, social law, judicial protection, human rights law, criminal law, and public law. Our unique programme will help you build both substantive and institutional knowledge of European law while giving you an opportunity to analyse European law in relation to the legal systems of the Member States. The flexibility of this programme means that you will be able to focus on areas of personal interest. For example, you may choose to take a specialisation or courses from our other master’s programmes to create a custom minor. This programme is taught by a team of renowned scholars with extensive professional experience in the field of European law. It is also highly international and welcomes students from all over the world each year. THE PROGRAMME Learning by doing is key to this programme and, as such, knowledge and understanding gained through theoretical modules is complemented by training in legal analysis, argumentation, and research. Your professors take a supportive... [-]