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European Private Law (LLM)

European Private Law (LLM)

European Private Law is an unique Master’s programme on European civil and commercial law in context. It combines a set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance.


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Private Law Across Borders

Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers, working in legal practice, national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.

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Is this programme for me?

This programme equips students with the insights, knowledge, and critical skills needed for dealing with private law issues in a rapidly changing world. It provides a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalization.

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Career prospects

There is a big demand in the labour market for top experts in private law on account of their unique familiarity with both EC private law and leading national systems of private law.

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Key facts

Entry requirements:

  • Academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
  • A basic knowledge of European Law.
  • English proficiency:
    TOEFL: 100 iBT | IELTS: overall score 7.0 | CEA/CEP (grade C)
European Private Law (LLM)
Degree programme LLM European Private Law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 60412