European Private Law (LLM)

European Private Law (LLM)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €15,510
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

European Private Law is a Master’s programme on European civil and commercial law in context. It combines a set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



Academic legal background Entry to the Master's programme depends on your academic background, including: 1. An academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws. Students with a BSc degree in PPLE with a major in Law are also admissible. 2. A basic knowledge of European Law. The Amsterdam Law School offers a self-study course in European Law before the Master’s programme starts, followed by an examination in September. This is an extra course in addition the regular Master’s programme. English language proficiency In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. Students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. The Amsterdam Law School accepts the following tests and test results: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - The minimum required TOEFL score is 100 iBT, with a minimum score of 25 for reading and listening skills and 24 for speaking and writing skills. TOEFL ITP-scores are not accepted. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - The minimum required overall IELTS score is 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.0 for each individual component. Cambridge English Language Assessment - A Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate (minimum grade C) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) certificate.

Career opportunities

This Master's programme is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the various legal professions, either in or outside the European Union. Employment opportunities will be open to graduates in internationally oriented law firms, in-house law departments in multinational companies around the world, European Union institutions, national public institutions responsible for private law legislation, adjudication bodies and academic research.