European Law and Global Risk (LLM)
The biggest societal challenges are global, affecting half a billion EU citizens. This Master focuses on EU law's engagement with global challenges, such as: climate change, global trade and competition, migration, and the decline of rule of law. EU law not only dominates these legal spheres within the EU, but also claims center-stage on a global level. This is a track of the Master's program in International and European Law (LLM).
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Program and courses
- Besides gaining a solid knowledge on general EU law, students can specialise on two (among three) areas, particularly in the field of:
- EU competition Law
- Environment Law
- Judicial protection of individual rights
- Small-scale program with much interaction and direct contact with world-leading experts in their fields. You will participate in monthly meetings in which students and staff discuss recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
- Study for a degree and a career. Become prepared for a dynamic labour market, which demands versatility of legal professionals. You arrange the skill-set that best fits your ambitions by joining a Moot court, Law Clinic and/or an internship.
- Learn to approach EU Law as a “tool-box” which includes different decision-making mechanisms, different (binding and non-binding) rules, and different national and supranational actors.
Degree upon graduation: Master in Law (LLM) in International and European Law. You specialize by following one of the tracks of the Master's program International and European Law (LLM). When you complete both specializations, you receive one diploma. Your transcript of records is your proof for future employers that you are specialized and fully prepared for a wide variety of career paths.
Typical courses are:
- Rule of Law in the EU
- Regulating Competition
- Risk in the EU
- Free movement challenges
Silke van GilsMaster's student
"There is great contact between lecturers and students, and the lecturers try to make the lectures as interactive as possible. The program gives me a good understanding of EU law, with the possibility to specialize in more specific EU law matters."
Tim van HelfterenAssociate | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
"There are many opportunities to explore positions you can apply for after you finish your studies. There are guest lectures, and there are extracurricular career talks where you can get in contact with EU law practitioners."
Anke RaijmakersLegal Advisor European Law | Ministery of Foreign Affairs
"I was positively surprised by how much the professors are engaged with the students."
As a student, you choose your master today and you will enter the job market tomorrow. But, currently, the world and the demands in the labour market may rapidly change in the timespan of a few years. This program is designed to help you to “learn how to learn” and on how to become expert in EU law without running the risk to gain only sectorial knowledge in one field. It is the best possible stepping stone for all-round legal professionals taking on inter-connected legal challenges arising from structural global risks.
As a Master of Laws with a specialization in European Law and Global Risk, you have opportunities to national, European and global legal careers. You are well prepared for a career as a lawyer in a national and international law firm, European institutions, diplomacy, European and international courts, multinational enterprises, and NGOs.
Graduates started for example as:
- EU Lawyers within national and international governmental organizations
- EU Lawyers at national and international law firms
- EU Lawyers for NGO's like Greenpeace or Amnesty International
Alumni facts Tilburg Law School
- Average number of months until first paid job: 3.04
- Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2,665
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2020 | n = 64
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
End of August and end of January
Best preparatory programs:
- A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law (including Global Law)
- A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in European Studies
Available, but only in Dutch and for students with a hbo Rechten Bachelor’s degree. The one-year Pre-Master’s program (60 ECTS) starts end of August.
Tuition fees and scholarships
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