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LLM in Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law

Leiden University
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program Description

LLM business student

Study an LLM in Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law 

Founded in 1992, the master of law in advanced studies program in European and international business law is a well established program with a history of more than 20 years. 

The LLM program is a high-level, demanding postgraduate program in the field of international and European law. In this advanced studies program, you will study the impact of the European Union, the most influential international organization in Europe for the purposes of business law, on government and enterprise in a global economy.

Students of this LLM in European and international business law will gain insight into its effect on other international organizations, in particular the World Trade Organization. The focus will be on the areas where the relevance of the EU for lawyers active in business or government is strongest.

Leiden University's program is unique in its clearly defined focus on the interaction of international, European and national law. In addition, students are ensured to develop both academic and professional competences. Specific attention is paid to professional applications, particularly through assignments and teaching methods.

This LLM program is aimed towards talented law graduates graduates with a sufficient background in law. Students in the advanced studies program come from different continents and countries, which contributes to a truly international study environment.

Admission requirements

In order to be considered for the European and International Business Law advanced master’s program, you should:

  • Have a full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained) from a recognized University / Law School
  • Present two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers have a keen interest in matters of European and International Business Law and the (legal) implications thereof, illustrated by a letter of motivation show documented evidence of relevant (work) experience, i.e., working for a law firm, internships etc. – this information should be include in your curriculum vitae
  • Have 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. 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: An overall English score of IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (TOEFL 80 and 90 respectively) – with no band scores lower than IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17) A sufficient overall English score, but one or more band score of IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)

Degree & diploma

Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law

Tuition & fees

  • Part-time: 7,550 (2016-2017)
  • Full-time: €15,000 (2016-2017)

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With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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Location & accommodation

leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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