Who better than our students and staff can give you an insight into the Master’s programme European Competition Law and Regulation and studying at the Amsterdam Law School. Read below what they have to say.
‘The Competition Law and Regulation track offers a highly customizable programme. Due to the few mandatory courses, students can choose freely in which direction they want to go by taking the courses that interest them most. This enables an interdisciplinary approach, as it is possible and even required to take courses from other tracks. Next to the many different courses, the university also offers a great Law in Action programme that caters to students who want to have a practical side next to their theoretical studies. I think the most interesting aspect is the experiential learning programme. I believe that it teaches soft skills and practical experience that are extremely important in professional life and that are much appreciated by employers. Next to that it is also an interesting and challenging way to learn new things and to get to know other students.’
‘It is interesting to see how different fields, law, economics and politics, all come together in European Competition Law and Regulation. Within this Master’s programme I especially enjoyed the mandatory course European Competition Law, since the set-up for the course is done very well. Not only will your knowledge in the subject increase immensely since it is a twelve-week subject, but you also get economic lessons and learn to use these insights in your arguments.
I enjoy the diversity of people who participate in the Master and the international vibe that comes with them. The programme attracts a lot of international students and teachers with different backgrounds and ambitions. Especially people who have the ambition to work abroad.’
‘I wanted to understand the European market structure. The LLM European Competition Law and Regulation shows how the competition rules contribute to the development of the internal market and make the EU market a fair play ground. These experiences are useful for China, because it has been aiming at restructuring and liberalizing a number of sectors.
The first two months were tough for me, since I was following two courses at the same time, without having any background knowledge of EU law before I came to Amsterdam. So I chose to attend a course called Introduction to EU Law, which helped me understand the basics. I also attended a lot of seminars, which was very helpful for my case analysis.’