1. A completed Bachelor´s degree in European Law or a related area
in law and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board).
2. A proficiency in English
•A TOEFL score of ≥87 (internet-based) with a minimum of 23 for writing
•An IELTS score of ≥6.5 average (test score of 6.5 overall with a 6.0 minimum for each test result: listening, reading, writing and speaking)
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
The Master’s programme in European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. You have the opportunity to create your own programme that could include competition law, company law, immigration law, external relations law, judicial protection, human rights law, insolvency law and public international law. You’ll obtain a sound basis for an international legal career as a European law expert.
Within the Master´s programme in European Law, we offer you a broad range of perspectives on European Law. You receive the best foundation possible to study the principles of European Law. What makes this Master´s programme at Radboud University unique is that it not only provides a thorough understanding of European law in general, but also offers further specialisation.
Three compulsory courses
Because a thorough knowledge of the essentials of European law studies is indispensable, you will follow three compulsory courses. You will get acquainted with the law of the European Union; not only institutional and procedural issues but also an introduction to the substantive law of the internal market (the four freedoms and competition law).
Treaty of the European Union
It also permits students to become familiar with the case law of the courts of the European Union, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court. Examples of the subjects discussed are the provisions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
EU and External markets
There is also attention for the external dimension of law in Europe. This means that all activities of the EU on the global scene will be considered and discussed, from a legal perspective and at an advanced level. Among the course topics will be the external competences and international legal personality of the EU, the European security and defense policy, EU trade relations with third countries and its activities under international economic law.
Specialisations within the European Law programme
After completing the compulsory courses one of four tracks are available:
•International and European Law Advanced
This track offers a generalist approach with an emphasis on the concepts of European Union law. It gives you the opportunity to acquire an advanced understanding of the core issues of EU law. By participating in the European Law Moot Court students can practice their legal skills at a high level.
•Human Rights and Migration Law
Within this track, we combine human rights and immigration law courses, two areas that are among the most important in the European Union today. LL.M. students benefit from the outstanding knowledge and experience of the Centre for Migration Law.
This track offers you the chance to become an expert in the area of European business law. You benefit from the knowledge of the renowned Business and Law Research Centre. This centre combines academic excellence with the practical expertise of major companies and law firms.
•Insolvency Law (Dual degree programme)
NGOs, governmental organisations and international organisations such as the European Commission, the United Nations, international courts and tribunals, lobby organisations,
councils for refugees, charity foundations and commercial businesses.
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