Study programme

European Private Law (LLM)

This programme combines a coherent set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation, with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance. The central aim of this innovative programme is to educate a new generation of internationally oriented private lawyers with a broad, deep and critical understanding of the on-going Europeanisation and globalisation of private law and its dynamics.

International and European perspective

Vital private law questions are addressed consistently from international and European perspectives. Students are invited to engage critically with private law rules and doctrines and the forces driving their Europeanisation and globalisation. The courses offered are taught by internationally renowned experts conducing innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique.

Mandatory courses

  • Private law in a European and international context
  • European contract law and justice
  • European company law

You will also have to write a Master's thesis (12 EC).

Electives

You will choose five electives from the programme's shortlist:

  • Comparative law
  • Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market
  • Human Rights in Private Law
  • Finance, Security and Insolvency
  • European Tort Law
  • TTIP, CETA, TISA: markets beyond the state and the politics of private law

You may substitute one elective for another course offered in the UvA Course Catalogue.

Current range of courses in the Course Catalogue

The UvA Course Catalogue lists all the courses available this year.

Next year, the range of courses on offer may look somewhat different.

Accreditation and academic title

The quality of this Master's programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in European Private Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).

Published by  Amsterdam Law School

24 May 2017