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Master's programmes are one-year programmes leading to a Master of Laws (LLM) degree. For International and European Law you can choose one of the four tracks.

European Competition Law and Regulation

The track European Competition Law and Regulation offers a unique study programme across European universities to specialise in competition law. As a student you study the regulatory framework applicable to economic activities in fast-moving and progressively digitalized markets. You will learn to fully understand and explain the complex web of market processes in the European law context. And you will also obtain the fundamental legal skills that allow you to master new legal fields and solve a diverse range of legal problems.

European Union Law

The European Union Law Master’s programme provides its students with a solid foundation in substantive and institutional EU Law. Classes are taught by renowned experts in their fields of specialisation. Our professors are scholars who are closely connected to one of the University of Amsterdams research centres of excellence. We integrate the most recent academic insights and legal developments into our curriculum, along with a path towards developing expertise in a specific area of specialisation.

International Trade and Investment Law

International trade and investment are driving forces in the world economy and its increasing globalisation. This track of the Master's programme in International and European Law focuses on the international law that governs these economic relations for states and regions. A significant part of the programme concerns the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO). The WTO provides the legal framework for the multilateral trading systems for goods and services. Including its advanced system of dispute resolution.

Public International Law

The Public International Law programme allows students to tailor the Master's to their personal interests by enrolling in various elective courses, and through their Master's thesis. The Amsterdam Law School emphasises experiential education, a practice-oriented learning model in which students actively develop their legal skills by applying their knowledge to real-life and simulated real-life situations. All students in the Master's Public International Law take at least one experiential education course as part of their degree.

High ranking on research area law

The UvA is 1 of the 10 highest ranking European universities on the research area law. The Amsterdam Law School has come in 35th place in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

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The Amsterdam Law School is situated at the modern city campus on Roeterseiland.