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  • Master’s thesis (12 EC)

    The Master’s degree programme is concluded by writing a Master’s thesis. Students will research and write their thesis on an approved topic under the supervision of their faculty adviser.

*Next year, the range of courses on offer may look somewhat different.

Please note: Students who commenced the programme European Union 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.


Evaluation methods focus on the development of in-depth knowledge of European Union law, in addition to strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Written and oral assignments are preferred over traditional exams.

Amsterdam Law Practice

Our Experiential Education method inspires and motivates students to do research and increase their knowledge. At the Amsterdam Law Practice students learn by doing, and connect with society at large by working with fellow students towards the solution of social problems. This Master's programme offers a range of extra-curricular activities for students, such as site-visits to EU institutions, the possibility of working on a real case, seminars and discussion groups and participation in moot court competitions.

Moot Court participation

The European Law Moot Court Competition is one of the most prestigious Moot Court competitions in the world. Students have the chance to argue their case before practicing jurists and the All European Final is held before judges from the Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Successful participation may earn you 6 or 12 ECTS credits towards your degree programme.

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Put theory into practice

We also offer students the unique opportunity to combine the theory and practice of international law by working at the European Law Clinic. Working on cases with staff and fellow students during the course of the semester, you will give legal advice to real clients while earning ECTS credits towards your degree programme.

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).