Alumnus International Law and Global Governance Eliah Peeters

Program and courses European Law and Global Risk

In this Master's track you explore the constitutional, institutional, and economic foundations of European law with the guidance of international researchers and experts in these fields. The program has a strong focus on the development of skills, which are trained via a variety of assessment methods.

Program structure

This one-year program consists of 60-63 credits (ECTS).

  • 1 introductory course (3 ECTS)
    • Only required for students who have insufficient knowledge of European law
  • 5 core courses (30 ECTS)
  • 3 elective courses (18 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (12 ECTS)

You can either start at end of August or at the end of January. Please note that for the February-intake there is an adapted program, affecting electives.

Program content

Core courses

The program consists of a total of 5 core courses

Fall semester

  • Risk in the EU (6 ECTS)
  • Rule of Law in the EU (6 ECTS)
  • Regulating Competition  (6 ECTS)
  • Free Movement Challenges (6 ECTS)

Spring semester

  • Judicial Remedies Moot Court (6 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis International & European Law (12 ECTS)
Elective Courses

Choose two of three “Focus Courses” (12 ECTS)

Fall Semester

  • Migration and Rule of Law (6 ECTS)

Spring Semester

  • Competition and Market Risks  (6 ECTS)
  • EU and Global Environmental Risks (6 ECTS)


Choose at least one elective course from this list of options (6 ECTS)

  • Internship (6 ECTS) 
  • Another of the ‘focus courses’ of this track 
  • One of the ‘pillar courses’ of the track International Law and Global Governance 
  • One of these pre-approved electives:
    • Climate Change Law
    • Governance and Law
    • Law, Technology and the Environment
    • Nature Conservation: role of International Law
  • A course from another TLS Master’s programme, subject to prior approval 
Master’s thesis

You will develop your own thesis project, learn how to formulate a clear and relevant research question, and to conduct a feasible and refined project. The thesis entails a number of research and writing tasks, and also includes the oral defense of the thesis after it is finalized.

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions

Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.

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The European Law and Global Risk track in short

  • Explore the constitutional, institutional and economic foundations of EU law with the guidance of international researchers and experts in these field at a university in close proximity to two of Europe’s most important legal and political centers: Brussels and The Hague.
  • Besides gaining a solid knowledge on general European law, you can specialize in two out of three areas in the field of
    • EU competition Law 
    • Environment Law 
    • Judicial protection of individual rights
  • Small-scale program with much interaction and direct contact with world-leading experts in their fields. You will participate in monthly meetings in which students and staff discuss recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Study for a degree and a career. Become prepared for a dynamic labour market, which demands versatility of legal professionals. You arrange the skill-set that best fits your ambitions by joining a Moot court, Law Clinic and/or an internship. 
  • Learn to approach European law as a “tool-box” which includes different decision-making mechanisms, different (binding and non-binding) rules, and different national and supranational actors.

Interested in the LLM European Law and Global Risk?

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