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European and International Business Law (Advanced Master Programme)

Programme overview

Courses are taught by expert staff with an international reputation and by guest lecturers who hold senior positions with legal firms, international courts or business organisations. Teaching is grounded in the Law School’s distinguished research programme, ‘The progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values.'

You will become familiar with the case method approach and the combined research/transfer of knowledge approach. You will also develop a thorough understanding of how EU Law interacts with global economic law.

You will learn to:

apply your knowledge of the law, your experience and your skills in a professional environment

formulate research questions and appropriate strategies for answering these questions and testing hypotheses

apply adequate legal scientific research methods and tools and to present and communicate results and findings, both in an academic as well as in professional context

More information about the programme structure

Educational methods

In the programme, you will be required to complete eight courses, work on the European Law Moot Court and write a thesis. Classes take place in the form of seminars, normally held in two to three-hour sessions, two to three times a week per course. You will also be actively encouraged to take part in academic activities outside the curriculum, such as Moot Court competitions, participation in conferences and workshops, field trips and internships.

The teaching takes place in small, seminar style classes, which require your active participation. You will be taught by expert faculty from the European and International Business Law programme, visiting international professors and distinguished legal practitioners specialised in specific aspects of European and international business law.

While maintaining the highest academic standards, this programme will help you further develop your professional skills through giving presentations and participating in an optional moot court competition. For the moot court, you will receive skills trainings in research, analysis, legal writing and pleading. You will gain further experience in preparing oral pleadings and written submissions for a legal case, as well as arguing before a panel of judges.

You will complete the programme by writing a thesis.

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary.