Master (track) International and European Law: European Competition Law and Regulation (LLM)

LLM International and European law
Regulier onderwijs
60 EC, 12 maanden
Februari, september
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Prof. dr. Rein Wesseling; photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

'This track is about regulating businesses in Europe. Companies like Google and Gazprom operate on the “free market”. But what are the limits to this freedom within the EU? What is the balance between this private freedom and public interests? That is what this track is about. You will learn about the law, economics and politics of EU competition law and regulation.'

The European Competition Law and Regulation programme offers a unique opportunity to specialise in competition law and study the regulatory framework applicable to economic activities in Europe. The programme combines both theory and practice in a distinct manner and is taught by highly qualified international and European lawyers and lecturers.

The quality of the programme is enriched by UvA’s close academic partnership with the Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE) and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).


This track focuses on the law and governance of economic regulation and competition in the EU. The curriculum of the track follows a coherent set of strongly interrelated core courses including:

  • European Competition Law,
  • Law of the Internal Market: Goods and Services,
  • EU Regulated Markets,

The master's track also covers regulatory processes and sector-specific regulatory regimes such as those for the financial, telecom and energy sectors.

Students will also explore other significant areas for the EU such as banking and tax law, public procurement and intellectual property rights.

Courses such as EU Regulated Markets and Advanced Competition Law give students a more profound understanding of the substance and procedures of EU competition law and regulation.

European Competition Law and Regulation Track

The programme in European Competition Law and Regulation is a track within the accredited LLM programme in International and European Law. Upon completion of all programme requirements, you will receive an officially recognised Master's degree in International and European Law, and the title Master of Laws (LLM). Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university will in principle fulfill the requirements for 'civiel effect' upon completion of this Master's programme.

Gepubliceerd door  Amsterdam Law School