Janaína Gomes Garcia de Moraes, student Research Master in Law

"You acquire a sharp eye for grasping what has been done well, what can be improved, and what are the flaws of whatever you listen to or read."

Janaína Gomes Garcia de Moraes  from Brazil,  student Research Master in Law

LLM Research Master in Law

2 years English Starts only end of August

Develop new knowledge in the area of law that makes your heart beat faster and help solve important societal issues. Teaching the methods and tools to conduct methodically sound research in your legal field of interest, the Research Master in Law is an excellent preparation for a PhD or a career in applied research.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2017 | n = 14

top rated program in the Netherlands

for the third year in a row, Keuzegids Masters, 2016-2018

in the Netherlands, #2 in Europe and #2 worldwide in Law

SSRN ranking International Law Schools, 2017

Program and courses

Gain knowledge on a wide range of research methods, including comparative law, empirical research, and law and economics.

  • Develop the social and intellectual skills needed to perform in national and international (research) groups.
  • Access to the best professors in the field at two world-class universities: Tilburg University and Leuven University (Belgium). There's a maximum of 24 students to ensure interactive teaching and individual guidance.
  • Study with other talented young researchers from all over the world, participating in courses at both Tilburg and Leuven.
  • Exceptionally broad and flexible curriculum with many elective courses and the opportunity to choose your own research topic, supervisor, and research group.
  • Supplementary courses specially designed for the Research Master's program, for example: End Note, English Presentation skills, and Academic Writing.

Typical courses are:

  • Methods of Legal Research
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • Comparative Law

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Top rated program in the Netherlands - Keuzegids Masters 2018

Career prospects

As a Master of Laws with a specialization in conducting academic research, you know how to structure a research project and are equipped to conduct research at various organizations, using many different research methods.

This methodological training will benefit you in all professions that require strong research skills, including academic - e.g. PhD research - research and professional research conducted by lawyers, judges, ministries, NGO’s, etcetera.

Graduates work or started for example as:

  • PhD researcher at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy
  • Researcher at Karlstad University
  • Lawyer at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn Den Haag
  • Privacy advisor at Gemeente Tilburg

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 4
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 59%
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.266,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 163

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Application and admission

This Research Master’s program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law

Pre-Master’s program:

Not available for this program. Most regular Master’s programs in the area of law do offer a Pre-Master’s program for students from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060*€ 14,500

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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