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International and European Law: European Union Law

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The Master's track in European Union Law at the UvA attracts around students from all over the world.

The European Union is constantly developing, creating new legal challenges and solutions almost daily. This Master's track focuses on these issues, including the most recent academic insights and legal developments, without losing sight of the broader legal perspectives.

The European Union Law track will provide you with a solid foundation while also offering a large number of elective courses taught by leading experts. This enables you to construct a personalised specialisation, e.g. European Competition Law, European Environmental Law, European Migration Law, European Criminal Law, Law of the Internal Market, European Constitutional Law, European Administrative Law, or Law of the Economic and Monetary Union.

Nothing offers better practical training for future international lawyers than moot court competitions. UvA students have the chance to participate in various moot court competitions all over Europe. Students will also have the opportunity to combine theory and practice by working at the Amsterdam Law Clinic during the semester. You can work on cases with staff and fellow students, and give legal advice to the Clinic's clients while earning credits towards your degree.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The curriculum allows students to choose between institutional and substantive law, both of which include a large number of electives. Students may decide to use their 30 EC for electives to specialise in a certain specific policy area of EU law, for example European Environmental Law, European Migration Law or European Criminal Law. Compulsory courses, including the Master thesis add up to 30 EC. This leaves 30 EC for electives. A maximum of 10 EC may be obtained from approved internships.

instruction modes

seminar and lectures


The Master's programme in European Union Law at the UvA is known as one of the best in the world. It attracts around 100 students annually from some 30 different countries.

job perspective

Graduates will be qualified to pursue careers in European business, law practice and public service, whether in their home country or in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg or other cities. The programme also provides a strong basis for those seeking to do a PhD in any of the various fields of European law.


The European Union is by far the most developed international organisation in the world. It even has constitutional qualities, meaning that it is developing into a political community of its own. The EU's relentless evolution produces new legal problems and solutions almost every day, as a result of which it always remains a fresh subject in legal research and practice. The EU's development follows two channels: substantive and institutional/constitutional.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

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