European Law and Global Risk (LLM)
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).
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 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."
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
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
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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