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Law and Economics

Universiteit Utrecht

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The Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues, and governance.

Utrecht University's Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues and governance. In the Master's programme in Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance and mergers. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of economics and law is the prime focus of the programme.
The programme has been organised in such way that students entering with a Bachelor of Law will be proceeding to an LLM degree, and students entering with a bachelor of economics (or business and economics) will be proceeding towards an MSc degree. As a consequence, the programme offers two tracks: one leading to an LLM and the other to an MSc.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 10512 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 15575 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

Your Master's programme begins with four compulsory courses:
* Public Law and Economics (7.5 EC)
* Corporate Governance (7.5 EC)
* European Competition Law (7.5 EC)
* Economics of Competition Law and Policy (7.5 EC)

After taking these courses, you'll have the option to choose between the two tracks. Each track contains two courses:
* Track 1: LLM Law and Economics
* Track 2: MSc Law and Economics


The uniqueness of the programme is its combination of accredited 'regular' law and accredited 'regular' economics courses into one single accredited programme, officially backed by two separate departments (Law and Economics, respectively) of Utrecht University.


The programme is divided into two semesters, running from September untill January and from February till June. A semester is divided into two blocks. The academic year consists of six courses (worth 7.5 EC each) and a Master's thesis (worth 15 EC). A short break is taken over Christmas, and a graduation ceremony is held in July or August. The entire programme is taught in English and you are expected to write all exams, essays, and your thesis in English.

instruction modes

Lectures, project groups, working groups and presentations.

job perspective

Graduates of this programme will typically apply for positions in corporate law environments (law and business consultancies and compliance departments of large business firms), positions in regulatory bodies (such as the European Commission, ECB, competition authorities like NMa in the Netherlands, telecom oversight committees), and positions in government departments. Those obtaining the LLM degree will obtain the Dutch 'civiel effect' qualification.


Through its interdisciplinary approach focused on market regulation from both the legal and economic perspectives, this Master's programme will equip you with a completely new perspective and tool set. The curriculum will provide you with the academic knowledge, interdisciplinary understanding and research and analytical skills required for either a professional or academic career at the intersection of economics and law.

study association

Utrecht has a special student union for International en European Law, Urios. You can visit their website at http://www.urios.org/.

sustainable strengthening

This program contributes to sustainable strengthening of the organization's functioning by promoting knowledge, insights and skills that are of vital importance for organizations in the public sector and the private sector. By developing these insights and skills it contributes to better and new knowledge of efficient and effective organization and helps improving the productivity of the organization. Furthermore, international contacts within our program contributes to richer network building.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type LL.M (Master of the Laws)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60