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Career prospects

The Master’s programme in European Union Law is wide in scope. Therefore, we see that our graduates find work with a wide spectre of employers. These include law firms, (larger) businesses, the public sector and NGOs. Our graduates have learned how to think as an EU lawyer and are able to quickly master any specific area of EU law. This gives them the ability and flexibility to adapt to diverse working environments and functions.  

It makes our students attractive to a variety of employers: international law firms in the Netherlands and abroad, Ministries in the Netherlands and abroad, consultancy firms, and national and multinational corporate companies. But also, competition authorities and market regulatory authorities in the Netherlands and abroad, European Union institutions, regional authorities, and more. 

Quite some graduates European Union Law continue their legal studies and pursue a PhD in European law.

Our 2016-2019 graduates study or work

  • At law firms (De Brauw, Stibbe, Houthoff Buruma, Linklaters etc..) in the area of EU/Competition & Regulation
  • At the Ministry of Justice, Unit Competition & Market regulation
  • At the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • At Nike for an internship and then as an employee
  • At Endemol as a corporate lawyer
  • At the Higher Regional Court Frankfurt as a legal clerk
  • At Turk Eximbank as a Recovery Specialist
  • As a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission, at DG Competition
  • As a trainee at the province of North-Holland
  • As a PhD student, in the Netherlands, Germany, and at the European University Institute in Florence

This LLM programme is an excellent starting point for your career

Find your international job

The Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) has compiled a website about finding a job in the Netherlands for international students: Career in Holland.