Globalisation and European integration have brought rapid change to the legal profession. There is a growing need for law graduates who are both well versed in international law and fluent in several languages. The International Laws master’s programme (formerly Law and Language Studies) was created to meet this demand. The programme gives law graduates a comprehensive education in different national and international legal systems while providing intensive language training.
The International Laws master’s programme is a selective two-year programme taught in English.
The master’s programme in International Laws examines the effects of globalisation and European integration on international, European and national law. Students also receive intensive language training in one language other than English. The mandatory language is French and in addition, students have to follow one other language courses, offerred by the Language Centrum.
The content of the International Laws curriculum is largely defined by the student. Alongside compulsory courses that provide a firm grasp of European and international law, you will choose a series of elective courses during each of the four teaching periods of the programme. One elective can be replaced with participation in an international moot court competition.
During the second year, you will complete a master’s thesis under the close supervision of a faculty member. You will also study abroad at one of the Faculty of Law’s partner universities for a period of four to ten months.
The programme offers a truly comparative experience and the freedom to compile a tailor-made curriculum from our specialisation tracks in banking, EU jurisprudence and procedure, or commercial law, etc.
As a graduate of the International Laws master’s programme you will have a thorough understanding of international, European and national law. You will be able to place these legal systems and principles into the context of European integration and globalisation. You will also have greater fluency in English and at least one other foreign language.
Graduates of the programme will have many career opportunities open to them, and may find work at:
law firms international businesses international organisations European Union institutions Governmental institutions NGOs
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