LL.M. European Private Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
A Master's programme on European civil and commercial law in context, this programme provides students with a coherent set of courses covering the issues central to the Europeanisation of private law.

Description of European Private Law


A Master's programme on European civil and commercial law in context, this programme provides students with a coherent set of courses covering the issues central to the Europeanisation of private law.

The central aim of this programme is to train a new generation of truly European private lawyers in developing a broad and deep understanding of the ongoing Europeanisation process and its dynamic. Private and commercial law questions are analysed from both a supranational and a comparative perspective. The strength of the programme is that it regards European private law as an existing and continuously developing multi-level system. Another central feature of this programme is that it integrates relevant insights from other disciplines (e.g. economics and politics).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (). Start in 1 September: July (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Master's programme in European Private Law offers a variety of courses on European and comparative private law. Students are expected to obtain 60 ECTS credits throughout the course of the degree, including 30 ECTS credits of core courses, 20 ECTS credits of elective courses, and a thesis of 10 ECTS credits. The core courses are European Contract Law, Comparative Law, Private Law and the Internal Market, EU Private International Law and European Company Law.

Detailed course information

Please consult the Course Catalogue for a detailed description of all courses (both core courses and electives) in the Master in European Private Law. Please note that course schedules are subject to change.

Academic calendar

Use the academic calendar for an impression of the organisation of the academic year. The academic calendar also shows students registering for the second semester of the academic year at what date they need to have arrived in the Netherlands.

Requirements for European Private Law

Knowledge minimum: Basic knowledge of European law is required.

Previous education: universitair juridisch bachelordiploma

Written request

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 7
  • TOEFL internet based: 100

Work Experience for European Private Law

No work experience is required.

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