O que eu aprenderei?

This programme is unique in its focus, which addresses the development of both academic and professional competences. It is a demanding course for law graduates or graduates with a background in law.

The one-year programme addresses the practical effects of the co-existence of business law at different levels, e.g. of the regional trade law of the European Union with the global or near-global trade law of the World Trade Organization, as well as with national law in this field.

The programme is unique in this clearly defined focus on the interaction of international, European and national law. Also, without neglecting academic levels, the department pays special attention to professional applications, particularly through its assignments and teaching methods.

The programme is intended for excellent students who already are, or wish to become, international legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, courts of law, companies or organisations, or in national governments. The programme may serve to prepare for a PhD.

Programme outline

You will learn not only the specifics of EU law in the narrow sense, but also about its multifold relationships with the WTO, as well as international investment law, intellectual property law, corporate law and many other areas of law. These interrelationships are highly complex and require proficiency in many areas so as to fully understand the depths of global commercial relations.

In this programme, you will take the following courses:

  • The Legal Foundations of the European Union
  • The Internal Market and Harmonisation
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Law
  • European and International Intellectual Property Law
  • WTO and Investment Law
  • European Competition Law
  • International Arbitration

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus:

Career prospects

The majority of our graduates enter careers in international departments of law firms, international businesses and international bureaus of government service or international agencies. Alumni have proven to be well prepared for the fierce competition for interesting positions, both academically and professionally. For example, graduates are working in judges' cabinets at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and for governments of new EU Member States. More specifically, our alumni have found jobs working with:

  • judges’ cabinets at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
  • Directorates of the European Commission
  • Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • the World Trade Organization

They have also been selected for PhD and research positions at the most prestigious academic institutions, including the European University Institute in Florence.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Leiden Law School

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

€17.500,00 (R$ 81.716) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Prazo para inscrição

1 April 2020

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Data de início

1 Setembro 2020


Leiden University

Rapenburg 70,



2311, Netherlands

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in Physics from any recognized university anywhere in the world will be considered based on the study programme, their grades and their motivation. IELTS: minimum 6.5; TOEFL: internet based 90; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), minimum grade C.

Para estudantes internacionais

In order to be considered for this advanced master’s programme, you should:

  • have a full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained) from a recognised University/Law School;
  • present two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers

Language requirements:

  • proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 100 Internet-based), or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), or Cambridge English Proficiency certificate (CPE).
  • in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections.

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