Alumna master European Union Law Mariska van de Sanden

Alumna Mariska van de Sanden

now Lawyer at Bird & Bird LLP

"A level playing field is crucial to build a just society."

European Law and Global Risk (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

The biggest societal challenges are global, affecting half a billion EU citizens. This Master focuses on EU law that aims to secure economic prosperity, environmental integrity, proper responses to migration, and continued respect for the rule of law. EU law not only dominates these legal spheres within the EU, but also is a leading global force. This is a track of the Master's program in International and European Law (LLM). 

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Program and courses

  • Deep understanding of  European Law, particularly in the field of:
    - Global and EU markets (competition, internal market, and WTO law)
    - Environment, Climate and Energy
    - Migration
    - Rule of Law
  • Expertise: Senior teaching staff are world-leading experts in their fields
  • Versatility: You are prepared for a dynamic labour market, which demands versatility of legal professionals
  • Skills: You study for a degree and a career. You arrange the skill-set that best fits your ambitions by joining a Moot court, Law Clinic and/or an internship
  • Social Engagement: you are educated to address the challenges of our time and make a difference

Degree upon graduation: Master in Law (LLM) in International and European Law. This is a track of the Master's program International and European Law (LLM). You specialize by following one of its tracks. 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:

  • Risk in the EU
  • Regulating Competition
  • Moot Court Course
  • Migration and Rule of Law
  • The EU and Global Environmental Risk

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  • Tim van Helfteren - European Union Law

    Tim van Helfteren


    "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 Raijmakers - European Union Law

    Anke Raijmakers


    "I was positively surprised by how much the professors are engaged with the students."


Career prospects

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:

  • Policy Officer at the European Commission
  • Attorney-at-Law at Loyens and Loeff
  • PhD researcher at Tilburg University

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.86
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 68%
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.468,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2018| n = 118

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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

Pre-Master’s program

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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