European Competition Law and Regulation (International and European Law)

Today’s markets are characterized by rapid developments due to disruptive innovation and dynamic technological changes. As businesses adjust their practices to the changing market environment, the boundaries of the law are greatly challenged. Cases involving Google or Facebook as well as attempts to regulate AirBnB and Uber or the position of household energy producers may serve as examples.

The master track ‘European Competition Law and Regulation’ offers a unique program across  European universities  to specialize in competition law  and study the regulatory framework  applicable to economic activities in fast-moving and progressively digitalized markets.

Studying European Competition Law and Regulation at the University of Amsterdam

The track follows a coherent set of strongly interrelated, and for that reason compulsory,  core courses such as ‘EU Competition Law’ and  ‘EU Regulated Markets, ’  but students can freely choose from various electives such as  Globalization of Cartel Law and can specialize in particular areas of competition law and market regulation such as State Aid Law, Consumer protection, and sector specific regulation such as energy, telecommunications or banking law. In this track you will learn to fully understand and explain the complex web of market processes in the European law context and  you will also obtain the fundamental legal skills that allow you to master new legal fields and solve a diverse range of legal problems. 

The close connection to one of the university’s research centres of excellence, the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), ensures that classes are taught by outstanding experts in their field. The quality of this programme is further enriched by our close academic partnership with the Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE), whose staff teaches in several core courses.

Career prospects

Graduates of the master track ‘EU competition law and Regulation’ will in particular be qualified for an international career in the EU institutions, national governmental organizations of EU Member States dealing with economic regulation and competition law as well as private practice, either as practitioner in national and international law firms or as in-house-lawyer in national and international companies. More information see: Career prospects 

Degree certificate 

European Competition Law and Regulation is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).

Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university will in principle fulfil the requirements for 'civiel effect' upon completion of this Master's programme.

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

Published by  Amsterdam Law School