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Study programme

The programme European Private Law combines a coherent 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.


* The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the course catalogue is updated for the next academic year.

Please note: Students who commenced the programme European Private Law in or prior to academic year 2018-2019 may elect to adhere to the 2018-2019 curriculum provided they graduate within two years after they commenced the programme. You'll find more information in Article B-7.3 of the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.

The central aim of the track European Private Law is to educate a new generation of internationally oriented private lawyers with a broad, deep and critical understanding of the on-going Europeanisation and globalisation of private law and its dynamics.

International and European perspective

Vital private law questions are addressed consistently from international and European perspectives. Students are invited to engage critically with private law rules and doctrines and the forces driving their Europeanisation and globalisation. The courses offered are taught by internationally renowned experts conducing innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique.

Master’s degree European Private Law

The quality of this Master's programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in European Private Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).