Alumnus International Law and Global Governance Eliah Peeters

European Law and Global Risk (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Focus on European law in relation to global challenges like climate change, trade, migration and the decline of rule of law. European law is a leading force when it comes to addressing societal issues in Europe as well as globally. Apart from the global impact, expertise in European law is crucial for any lawyer, because it impacts all aspects of domestic law, from business to social welfare. This is a track of the Master's program in International and European Law (LLM).

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Program and courses

  • Become part of a small-scale program taught by leading experts in their field. Join monthly meetings with students and staff to discuss recent developments in the case law of the court of Justice of the European Union. 
  • Become equipped for a career in law by combining the skill-set that best fits your ambitions. Join a Moot court, do an internship or choose an elective
  • Apart from gaining solid knowledge on general EU law, you can specialise in two out of three areas, in the field of:
    • EU competition Law
    • Environment Law
    • Judicial Protection of Individual Rights
  • 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
  • Judicial Remedies: Moot Court Course
  • Silke

    Silke van Gils

    Master'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 Helfteren - European Union Law

    Tim van Helfteren

    Associate | 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 Raijmakers - European Union Law

    Anke Raijmakers

    Legal Advisor European Law | Ministery of Foreign Affairs

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


Career prospects

This program is designed to help you 'learn to learn' to make sure you become a dynamic and flexible expert in European law, without becoming too specialized in only 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 are prepared for national, European and global legal careers. You are ready for a career as a lawyer in national and international law firms, European institutions, diplomacy, European and international courts, multinational enterprises and NGOs. 

Examples of starting positions include

  • EU Lawyers within national and international governmental organizations
  • EU Lawyers at national and international law firms
  • EU Lawyers for NGOs like Greenpeace or Amnesty International

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2,35
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: €3,013.-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021| n = 98

More on the 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 (including Global Law)
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in European Studies
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Law
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Politics
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in International Relations

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

Please check the information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available for international students.

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the LLM European Law and Global Risk?

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