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Master the Law

Study programme

The programme European Private Law 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.


  • Courses
    • Private Law in a European and International Context (6 EC)
    • European Contract Law (9 EC)
    • European Private Law in Practice (3 EC)
    • European Company Law (6 EC)
    • Mandatory electives (24 EC) chosen from:
    • Comparative Law (6 EC)
    • Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market (6 EC)
    • Finance, Security and Insolvency (6 EC)
    • Human Rights in Private Law (6 EC)
    • EU Private International Law (6 EC)
    • European Tort Law (6 EC)
    • Making markets beyond the state: between private law and
    • international economic law (6 EC)
    • Private Law and Justice (6 EC)

*The final study programme may differ from the programme above.

Please note: Students who commenced the programme European Private Law in or prior to academic year 2018-2019 may elect to adhere to the 2018-2019 curriculum provided they graduate within two years after they commenced the programme. You'll find more information in Article B-7.3 – Transitional provisions International and European Law of the Teaching and Examinations Regulations.

The central aim of the track European Private Law 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.

Students and alumni

Read the stories of our students and former students. ‘During my previous studies, I’d been introduced to the basic concepts of German insolvency law, but the LLM in European Private Law offered me a new, international perspective’, says former student Johannes Mönch.

Read Johannes’ story about studying European Private Law

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).

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