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Labour Law and Employment Relations (Arbeidsrecht)(LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Integrate labour law, social policy and human resource management to take a European perspective on the international labour market. You will combine knowledge of these different fields with a modern skill-set, which will make you a highly sought-after professional in the field of employment relations. In the Master’s Labour Law and Employment Relations, you learn to solve complex legal and policy issues that arise in an international market with free movement policies for employees and companies.

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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.
  • Doing an internship is part of the curriculum, which allows you to put theory into practice
  • This program offers a unique combination of courses in the fields of human resource studies, social policy and European labour law. 
  • You will become part of a strong community of (international) students and research experts.
  • The program offers preparatory courses to bridge any knowledge gaps in your educational background.

Typical courses are:

  • Inclusive HRM
  • International Labour Law and Globalisation
  • Transnational Labour Law

More on the program and courses

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

    Dagny Dagný Ósk Aradóttir Pind

    Lawyer at BSRB - Federation of State and Municipal Employees in Iceland

    "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

    Jeremy Francis

    Policy Consultant for the HR Policy and Employment Relations Unit | OSCE

    "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."

Facts and figures about this program

Career prospects

As a Master of Laws in Labour Law and Employment Relations you will be able to look beyond specializations and international borders. 

  • The combination of expertise in labour law, social policy, human resource management,  gives you an excellent foundation and a competitive edge for positions in international labour law and HRM-related professions. 
  • Potential employers include international corporations, NGOs, labour unions, law firms, universities and consulting firms.

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.-

Bron: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 98

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master's program starts

At the 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.

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