European Private Law (LLM)

A Master’s programme on European civil and commercial law in context.

Private Law Across Borders

Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers, working in legal practice, national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.

Is this programme for me?

This programme uniquely equips students with the insights, knowledge, and critical skills needed for dealing with private law issues in a rapidly changing world. It provides a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalization.

Key facts

Entry requirements:

  • Academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
  • A basic knowledge of European Law.
  • English proficiency:
    TOEFL: 100 iBT | IELTS: overall score 7.0 | CEA/CEP (grade C)
Roeterseiland Campus E building entrance

The Roeterseiland campus is situated in the centre of Amsterdam.

Degree programme
LLM European Private Law
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
February, September
CROHO code

Published by  Faculty of Law