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LLM European Law

Leiden University
Program overview
Length: 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Master's degree
Start dates
Leiden
September 2018  (English)
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)

Program Description

LLM student

Study an LLM European Law at Leiden University

This European law program is a 1-year master’s specialization at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The LLM program distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach, covering substantive and institutional EU law as well as economic law and human rights within a EU perspective.

Scope of EU law

European law is an exciting and rapidly developing discipline. There are few areas of national law and policy within Europe that remain untouched by the influence of European legislation. The scope of EU law is even wider, as Europe is becoming an increasingly important actor on the international stage.

In this law program, you will focus on the various aspects of European Law, as well as the European protection of human rights. You'll study topics ranging from EU competition law to EU external relations law, from European social policy to internal market regulations and EU institutional law. You will gain in-depth knowledge about these aspects, while at the same time developing the professional skills needed in a EU-related legal career.

International atmosphere

Leiden University's aim in this LLM program is to provide you with in-depth academic knowledge, and to equip you with the professional skills needed in a EU-related legal career. For this purpose, teaching is done in small, seminar-style classes, with ample attention for practical skills in special `privatissimum’ and `practicum’ classes. This law program attracts students from within and outside of the EU, which makes for a truly international atmosphere.

Admission requirements

In order to be considered for the European Law Master’s program, you should possess:

  • A Bachelor’s in Law (LL.B.) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a recognized university; in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. in Political Science or equivalent) will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of law courses are included in the bachelor’s program
  • Proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based) or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), evidenced by an appropriate test, occasionally complemented by a telephone interview. in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections

This requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate.

Note: Applicants may be offered admission to a pre-sessional English course prior to entry if they have the following English language test scores – this always at the discretion of the program admission board

*Students who have a LL.B. (Bachelor’s degree) in Law from Leiden University do not have to apply for admission.

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree & diploma

Master of Laws in European Law

Tuition & fees

Tuition fees vary for EU and non-EU students, please complete an information request form to learn more. 

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2300 RA Leiden
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