Labour Law and Employment Relations student Jacob Baumgärtner

"I appreciated the close support from the coordinators of the program – they were happy to help in any situation."

- Jacob Baumgärtner from Germany, student Labour Law and Employment Relations

Labour Law and Employment Relations (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Combine extensive knowledge of labour law with related areas such as employment relations, the labour market, and social policy, all from international and European perspectives. This combined skills-set is what modern professionals in employment relations need.

On Campus if we can | Online because we can
of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2018 | n=14

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Program and courses

Combine the field of international labour law with courses in the fields of social policy, labour market, and human resources studies.

  • The program ensures that you get a thorough understanding of the individual and collective labour law systems governing the different markets.
  • Put theory into practice: an internship is part of the curriculum.
  • Taught by an international research team consisting of experts.

Typical courses are:

  • Labour Market Institutions and Employment Dynamics
  • International Labour Law and Globalisation
  • Social Innovation
  • Active Aging at work

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  • Dagny Dagný Ósk Aradóttir Pind - Labour Law and Employment Relations

    Dagny Dagný Ósk Aradóttir Pind


    "Even though I knew the program was interdisciplinary I think the value of that has most positively surprised me. Labour market issues are complex, and even as a lawyer it is important to be able to look at things from different perspectives and disciplines."

  • Jeremy Francis - Labour Law and Employment Relations

    Jeremy Francis

    Master's student

    "Most importantly, look for the connections between the various courses. Once you are able to see how interrelated everything is, you will truly understand the value of the multi-disciplinary approach this program takes."

Career prospects

As a Master of Laws in Labour Law and Employment Relations, you have a competitive edge in the job market for international labour law and HRM-related services. Potential employers are multinationals, NGO’s, labour unions, law and consultancy firms, and universities.

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

More on your career prospects

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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
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (major in law or social sciences)

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 starts at the end of August.

Tuition fees and cost of living

International students find the information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available here.

Interested in this Master's program?

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More information

Please feel free to contact us for your personal queries. You can contact us on every page of the master's website. Or find out more by choosing one of the options below.

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In accordance with the guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), all on-campus events until September 1 will not take place. To help you choose your Master’s program as best as we can, you can replay the sessions of our Online Master's Open day and participate in an online Q&A session for the program(s) you are interested in.

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Interested in the LLM Labour Law and Employment Relations?

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