European Law

Universiteit Utrecht

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Deze opleiding

Our LLM programme in European Law, taught entirely in English, will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field. It provides a thorough grounding in European law.

The programme provides a thorough grounding in European law, covering areas such as internal market law, competition law, social law, judicial protection, human rights law, criminal law, and public law. Our unique programme will help you build both substantive and institutional knowledge of European law while giving you an opportunity to analyse European law in relation to the legal systems of the Member States. The flexibility of this programme means that you will be able to focus on areas of personal interest. You can choose from two distinctive tracks within the European Law programme:
European Law and European Criminal Law and Human Rights or choose courses from our other master's programmes to create a custom minor.
This programme is taught by a team of renowned scholars with extensive professional experience in the field of European law. It is also highly international and welcomes students from all over the world each year.

"During the Master's, I really sharpened my research skills and critical thinking" - Stine Birch


diplomaLLM European Law
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Please have a look at the video to get an impression of this programme and the career opportunities it offers.

Waarom aan de Utrecht?

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Utrecht University Law School plays an active and significant role in innovative, multi-dimensional legal research that contributes to ongoing solutions for important societal issues. This LLM is based upon two pillars; the institutional and substantive law of the EU and its relationship with national law. Learning by doing is key to this programme and as such knowledge and understanding gained through theoretical modules is complemented by training in legal analysis, argumentation and research.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Master's Open Day Utrecht
De Master's Open Day van de Universiteit Utrecht is op woensdag 3 oktober 2018. Tijdens deze avond geven vrijwel alle masterprogramma's van de universiteit voorlichting. Van 17:00 uur tot 21:30 uur op diverse locaties in de binnenstad, op de internationale campus en op het Utrecht Science Park.
Bachelor open dag Utrecht
Kom naar de bachelorvoorlichtingsdag van de Universiteit Utrecht op zaterdag 16 maart van 10:00 uur tot 16:00 uur. Bacheloropleidingen geven algemene en verdiepende voorlichtingsrondes op locaties in de binnenstad, Utrecht Science Park/De Uithof en op de University College Campus.


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opbouwThis one-year Master's programme starts in September. The academic year consists of these compulsory courses: Regulating the EU's Single Market, Constitutional Law of the European Union and The Capita Selecta which consists of four short modules and a Research and Thesis Training. You can choose between 2 specialisations: European Law or European Criminal Law and Human Rights or you can choose a Master's minor.
The academic year consists of:
A compulsory part worth 30 EC that comprises two compulsory major courses (15 EC), Capita Selecta (4 short modules worth 10 EC) and European Labour Law or the ELMC/NVER Moot Court (5 EC)
A specialisation or Master's–minor (15 EC)
A Research and Thesis Training (worth 15 EC)
European/International Criminal Law keuzevak
7 EC
Major of other programme keuzevak
7 EC
Regulating the EU's Single Market
7.5 EC
Judicial Protection and Enforcement of EU Law keuzevak
7.5 EC
Thesis afstuderen
15 EC
Constitutional Law of the European Union
7.5 EC
European Competition Law keuzevak
7.5 EC
Human Rights from a Comparative Criminal Law Perspective keuzevak
7 EC
Major of other programme keuzevak
7.5 EC
European Labour Law Practicum keuzevak
5 EC
European Law Moot Court keuzevak
5 EC
Capita Selecta (4 short modules)
10 EC


track European Law

The two major courses are complemented by the following two courses in the specialisation European Law:

Judicial Protection and Enforcement of EU Law: The course centres on the rights of the EU citizen and the enforcement of EU law.

European Competition Law: This course presents an overview of the most important aspects of European competition law, including the basic principles of competition and the market principle.

minor Minor

The Master's–minor consists of the two major-courses from one of the following Master's programmes:

Constitutional and Administrative Law (Dutch programme)
Corporate Law (Dutch programme)
Criminal Law (Dutch programme)
Private Law (Dutch programme)
Public International Law (international programme)

track European Criminal Law and Human Rights

The two major courses are complemented by the following two courses of the specialisation in European Criminal Law and Human Rights:

  • European/International Criminal Law

​- Human Rights from a Comparative Criminal Law Perspective


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
15% theorie
15% praktijk
groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, werkcollege, werkgroep, zelfstudie
The European Law programme enhances knowledge and understanding of European Union law. The programme covers the general structure and principles of European Union Law. In addition the relationship between European law and national law will be thoroughly analysed. It also offers the opportunity to carry out in-depth analysis through participation in courses on more specialised topics.
exchange programs
  • meerdere uitwisselingspartners Bilaterale overeenkomsten - USA
    Washington University, St.Louis; American University, Washington D.C.; Temple University, Philadelphia; University of Washington, Seattle
  • meerdere uitwisselingspartners Erasmus - Zweden
    University of Lund; University of Uppsala
  • meerdere uitwisselingspartners Erasmus - Frankrijk
    Université Panthéon Assas, Paris II; Université de Nantes; Université de Poitiers; Université de Toulouse I
  • meerdere uitwisselingspartners Erasmus - Spanje
    Universidad de Girona; Universidad de Granada; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • meerdere uitwisselingspartners Erasmus - Groot Brittanie
    University of East London; University of Essex

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 10512
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 15575


  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.5 for writing.
  • TOEFL, Internet based. Minimum score: 100, at least 23 for writing; institutional scores are not accepted (the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).
  • Cambridge Certificates Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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336kamerhuur in Utrechtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1204totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven


49 studenten volgen deze opleiding
65% daarvan is vrouw
6 eerstejaars gestart in 2014
17% daarvan is vrouw
30526 studenten aan de Universiteit Utrecht
59% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Utrecht

66691studenten studerend
31446studenten woonachtig   
€ 336gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
18 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête


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1/2 Utrecht
European Law
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€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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2/2 Rijksuniversiteit
European Economic Law
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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In previous years, graduates from this LLM have gone on to do well in a range of areas including:
  • corporate and private law practice;
  • national public service as a diplomat or civil servant;
  • legal or policy analysis with governments, international political organisations, and NGOs; and
  • academic or legal research.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Even before you graduate, the LLM in European Law will have given you a good introduction to professional practice through moot courts, visits to major European organisations, and the chance to speak with top-ranking professional lawyers. As a result, you will be well prepared for a legal career either in your home country or internationally.
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T: 030 2532670
LLM Student Desk
T: +31 30 253 70 04
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