Master European Private Law (LLM)
- LLM European Private Law
- Regulier onderwijs
- 60 EC, 12 maanden
- Februari, september
Private law in Europe has undergone rapid transformation during the last two decades. Originating from a branch of law that was scarcely affected by EU legislation, it has become the object of a multitude of harmonisation measures. The intervention of the EU legislature has evolved from a sectoral approach to a horizontal approach, to the point that the adoption of a comprehensive European contract law instrument is now high on the political agenda. As a result of this development, there is a growing demand in legal practice, national and EU institutions and academic research for lawyers with a thorough understanding of existing European private law and the ongoing Europeanisation process.
Studying European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam
This Master's programme provides students with a unique opportunity to specialise in European private law, with a coherent set of courses covering the issues central to the Europeanisation of private law. The University of Amsterdam houses the Center for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), which conducts research specifically on the consequences of European integration and globalisation for private law. The lecturers of the course offered in the Master European Private Law are generally members of this research group and have different European backgrounds. Students are invited to participate in the bi-weekly guest seminars organized by the CSECL.
European Private Law as a part-time programme
It is possible to complete the Master's programme in European Private Law through part-time study. However, classes are only given during the day. Part-time students can complete the programme in two years.