M.Sc. Law and Economics

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  • 12 months
  • EUR15330 Year (Non-EEA)
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Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
An innovative multidisciplinary and combined curriculum in the exciting and rapidly growing field of Competition and Regulation, offered jointly by two of Utrecht University's most prolific schools.
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Description of Law and Economics

The programme focuses on both public and private issues of the regulation of markets (banking, energy, telecom, transport, and other regulated sectors) private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance and regulatory policy and effective enforcement . At all times it is the interplay between the economic and the legal that is the prime focus of the programme.

Graduates will be able to bridge the often existing gap between these disciplines and be able to communicate effectively.

The programme has been set up in response to growing demands of the international economy for multidisciplinary experts in competition and regulatory issues. It addresses real managerial and legal issues as well as the underlying economic theories behind such cases as: * the failed multibillion euro acquisition of TNT by UPS in 2013; * the approx. 300 million euro fines that were given to multinational television manufacturers like Philips and LG Electronics in December 2012 for illegal price fixing; * the adequacy of governance codes in getting to grips with Rhineland vs. shareholder economies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: March).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 15330 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 50%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 10%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


MSc Degree:

Students with an Economics background will typically qualify for an MSc degree, while students with a Law background will typically qualify for an LLM degree.

LL.M degree:

Students with a Law background will typically qualify for an LLM degree, while students with an Economics background will typically qualify for an MSc degree.

Requirements for Law and Economics

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

Work Experience for Law and Economics

No work experience is required.

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Utrecht University, Netherlands

Netherlands Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe. Joining Utrecht University as a master’s student on one of our 86 English-language Master’s programmes will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community engaged in cutting-edge and multidisciplinary teaching and research.

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