This track allows students to specialize in competition law as well as to study the broader regulatory framework applicable to European economic activities in fast-moving and progressively digitalised markets. You can combine the study of broader legal and theoretical perspectives on EU competition law and market regulation with its practical application. The programme offers students also a wide range of extra-curriculum activities.
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).
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European Competition Law1—212
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Free-choice electives: Extracurricular1—2—
Compulsory courses (36 EC)
- Principles and Foundations of EU Law (6 EC) (ALP course)
- European Competition Law (12 EC)
- Law of the Internal Market I: Free Movement of Goods and Services (6 EC)
- EU Regulated Markets (6 EC)
- Current Challenges of EU Law (6 EC)
Electives (12 EC)
- Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market (6 EC)
- European Law Moot Court (6 EC) (ALP course)
- Amsterdam Law Clinics (6 EC) (ALP course)
- Internship (6 EC) (ALP course)
- EU Migration Law: Free Movement of Persons within the EU (6 EC)
- Individual Research Project European Public Law and Governance (6 EC)
- EU Foreign Relations Law (6 EC)
- EU Legal Remedies (6 EC)
- Globalization of Cartel Law (6 EC)
- International Investment Arbitration (6 EC) (ALP course)
- International Trade Law and Domestic Regulation (6 EC)
- European Competition Law Moot Court: Herbert Smith Freehill (6 EC) (ALP course)
- Advanced EU Competition Law (6 EC)
- EU Trade and Investment Law (6 EC)
Experiential education: the Amsterdam Law Practice
You can choose from the different skills courses below that are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice, our unique, award winning experiential education. A contemporary way of learning, in which reflection on your own experiences and the development of a professional identity are central. The education programme received for this a Dutch Higher Education Award 2022 for innovative higher education.
The following compulsory or restricted-choice elective courses are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice:
Free-choice electives: Extracurricular (0 EC)
The 6 EC for Legal English do not count for the 60 mandatory EC's of this master, but are extracurricular.
- Legal English (6 EC)
Master’s thesis (12 EC)
The Master’s degree programme is concluded by writing a Master’s thesis.
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.
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Master’s degree International and European 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 International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).