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International and European Law: International Trade and Investment Law

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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This special track within the European and International Law Master is dedicated to international economic law, the legal rules of conduct that govern the economic relations for states and regions.

International investment law is a growing subject area in the curriculum. In this field, we examine the treaty frameworks that govern international investments and the disputes that arise between investors and states.

The Master's programme in International and European Law deals with two aspects of international economic law. The first is the law of the World Trade Organization and its dispute settlement system as it relates to governmental trade barriers, protectionism and trade-related regulations. Secondly, the track examines international investment law in the use of bilateral investment agreements and the role of investment arbitration in protecting foreign investors.

The academic staff of the track in International Trade and Investment Law are highly qualified international and European lawyers.

The University of Amsterdam has been granting an LLM for this subject area since the early 1990's. The nature of the study lends itself to connections with international economics and politics.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The first semester deals with aspects of the WTO institutional and dispute settlement system as well as the core International and European Law substantive trading system. The second semester introduces the study of international investment law. This track consists of 50 credits for core courses and 10 credits vor a Master's thesis. Please see the course catalogue for a detailed description of the programme: http://coursecatalogue.uva.nl

instruction modes

seminars and lectures


International trade and investment are driving forces in the world economy and its increasing global interdependence. This track focuses on the international legal rules of conduct that govern these economic relations for states and regions.

job perspective

Graduates of the International Trade and Investment Law programme have a strong foundation for a career as a legal adviser or for further post-graduate study in international economic law. Students interested in pursuing a PhD in the field of European law will also have a solid basis on which to build an academic career.


A significant part of the study programme concerns the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation. The WTO provides the legal framework for the multilateral trading system for goods and services, including its advanced system of dispute resolution with a large and developing body of case law. WTO agreements go beyond traditional market access issues into the realm of international legal harmonisation to consider intellectual property rights and international product and food safety standards.

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