Global Law

Program and courses LLB Global Law

Global Law offers a new point of view when it comes to law: it puts ‘global’ before ‘local’ by going beyond the limits of one judicial system and considering solutions from other jurisdictions or from international law. This type of broad knowledge is essential when working in an organization where legal cases can involve a range of different jurisdictions, perspectives and solutions. You will gain academic depth and develop the practical skills which will help you to approach transnational conflicts from a global perspective.

Structure of the program

The program teaches all of the main legal topics found in traditional legal education, such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, administrative law, property law, and constitutional law. What makes Global Law unique, however, is that these topics are approached from a global perspective. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for legal work in settings where multiple legal systems come together. Please note that most of the classes you will be attending throughout your Bachelor’s program have mandatory attendance, so you need to be prepared for at least 20 contact hours per week.

See an overview of all LLB Global Law courses

    Year 1 Courses
    Year 2 Courses
    Year 3 Courses

    Please Note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in Osiris Student at the start of the year.


    Fast track

    If you already have an academic level Bachelor's degree in a different scientific field, you can apply for the fast track. Fast track candidates receive an exemption of 60 ECTS in the program based on their existing knowledge and skills from their previous Bachelor’s degree. This means you can complete the bachelor Global Law, totaling 120 ECTS, over the span of two years.  Whether you can be admitted to the fast track is determined by a selection committee.

    Have  a look at the Fast track program

    Why in Tilburg?

    • Become fully qualified for a great job: international companies and governmental institutions are urgently looking for lawyers who can find their way around different legal systems and can situate law in its social and economic context at all levels e.g. local, national or global.
    • Follow a unique program: there is no other bachelor's program in which you will study law from different legal systems.
    • Already have a degree? Then you might be eligible for our fast track: get credit for courses offered in the first year, and graduate in just two years’ time.
    • The interactive nature, the mentoring program and mandatory class attendance results in a very high success rate with, correspondingly, very few drop outs.

    Interested in LLB Global Law?

    Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application