Deze opleiding

The LLM Research Master in Law is a two-year master's program designed for talented bachelor's students with strong analytical skills and an interest in academic research.

The program provides you with research skills that will benefit you as a researcher (e.g. Ph.D.), a legal practitioner (e.g. lawyer, judge) or in any other profession that requires research. While a substantial number of students (but not all) end up doing Ph.D. research, many others start working in practice upon completion of the program.

Offered in cooperation with the University of Leuven (Belgium), students from all over the world gain access to the best professors in the field at two world-class universities, participating in courses at both Tilburg and Leuven. The Research Master in Law ranks # 1 in The Netherlands according to the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs (Dutch Guide to Higher Education), 2014 AND 2015.

The LLM Research Master in Law is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the task of developing new knowledge and first-rate academic research skills in the area that interests you - knowledge that can help solve important societal issues.


diplomaLLM Grondslagen en Methoden van de Rechtswetenschap (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
maximum aantal plaatsen: 24
geen honoursprogramma
An introduction to the Research Master in Law of Tilburg University!

Waarom aan de Tilburg University?

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An exceptionally broad curriculum is just one of the ways in which this program offers talented young researchers a superior academic learning environment.

Students enjoy a high level of faculty guidance and peer support in writing their research proposal, which serves as the basis for future applications to Ph.D., to a legal practitioner, or other research positions.

Students enjoy exceptional flexibility, with the scope to choose their own research topic, supervisor and research group.
The Law School offers excellent facilities to Research Master students:

  1. a study room, equipped with modern ICT facilities;
  2. access to extensive and specialised legal library collections, also electronically;
  3. supplementary courses specially designed for the Research Master's programme, for example, Englisch Presentation skills and Academic Writing.
  4. possibilities to participate in congresses or workshops in the Netherlands or abroad;
  5. possibilities to go abroad for education or research purposes for a short period of time;
  6. if students are interested in a paid student-assistantship at our Law School we will try to facilitate them.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Mastervoorlichtingsdag Tilburg University Tilburg
Tilburg University biedt ruim 60 masterprogramma's. Wist je dat Tilburg University in de Elsevier ranking al jaren op rij de beste specialistische universiteit van Nederland is? Daarnaast komt onze universiteit in de Keuzegids Masters 2016 als beste algemene universiteit uit de bus.
Mastervoorlichting Tilburg University Tilburg
Tilburg University biedt ruim 60 masterprogramma's. Wist je dat Tilburg University in de Elsevier ranking al jaren op rij de beste specialistische universiteit van Nederland is? Daarnaast komt onze universiteit in de Keuzegids Masters 2016 als beste algemene universiteit uit de bus.


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opbouwThe program consists of 120 ECTS for the two-year masters. Four different types of courses are offered:
  1. Methodical Courses (36 ECTS)
  2. Context Courses (12 ECTS)
  3. Research Training (42 ECTS)
  4. Domain Courses (30 ECTS)

Have a look at the study programme of the Research Master in Law on our website:
For students with a bachelors or undergraduate degree, the Research Master in Law program lasts two years.
Students have the opportunity to compose their own program. In addition to the compulsory research master courses, students choose their remaining master courses from the wide range of regular master programs that the Law School offers. For more information have look at our website:
Master's Thesis Research Master in Law afstuderen
Context Courses
Domain Courses
Methodical Courses


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet60% zelfstudie
20% theorie
20% praktijk
Carry out independent and critical academic research, acquire the skills and methods to develop legal knowledge.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 14500
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14500
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The Research master in Law has a selection procedure. An interview is part of the procedure. For all information 'how to apply' please have a look at:

De research master in Law kent een sollicitatieprocedure.



In beginsel direct toegankelijk met alle juridische bacheloropleidingen. Wél is er een sollicitatieprocedure.

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studie kosten
bron: Tilburg University
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9600levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 350visa/permitper jaar
€ 350
inbegrepen in collegegeld

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
253kamerhuur in Tilburgonder landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1121totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


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12433 studenten aan de Tilburg University
48% daarvan is vrouw
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Magister JFT

Studievereniging voor alle rechten studenten

Op kamers in Tilburg

29037studenten studerend
13851studenten woonachtig   
€ 253gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
17 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Research Master in Law aan de Tilburg University is beoordeeld door 19 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.3 uit 5.

Na de studie

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A Research Master's in Law degree represents the successful completion of the first stage of your research career. It can also serve as a powerful launch-pad for a career as a legal practitioner.
You may also apply for a doctoral thesis if your performance during your masters was rated good to outstanding. Positions are available as research assistants one day a week during the second half of the program. This time is spent working on a proposal for a doctoral thesis. If the proposal is good and there are sufficient financial resources, you may be eligible for a three-year contract as a doctoral researcher.

While the emphasis in this program is on legal research, it is also excellent preparation for a career in legal practice. Around 60% of the students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to pursue a (PhD) research career, while 40% have become legal practitioners and found employment at law firms and international organizations worldwide.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

You are equipped to conduct research at various organisations: universities, government bodies, social and international organisations, for business and industry.

Or you may choose to apply for a doctoral thesis. This depends on your performance during your Master's, which must be good to outstanding, and if you nurture the ambition.
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vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanslecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar goed
kans op een vaste baan zeer slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • consultant
  • jurist
  • lawyer
  • phd candidate
  • phd kandidaat
  • researcher
bron: StudieData


Yvette Dortu MA

Academic Advisor

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.