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How can a company move or expand abroad? How can a company protect itself against a hostile takeover from a firm abroad? How does EU legislation influence the national business laws of member states? With the increasing level of globalisation there is a growing demand for legal experts who understand the impact of EU legislation on business entities. At Radboud University you’ll not just gain a thorough understanding of EU legislation, but also of the legal practices of enterprises that do business in and with EU member states.
You’ll investigate aspects of European and comparative company law, such as corporate restructuring, corporate mobility, formation and financing of companies, European business forms, employee involvement, corporate governance
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1. A completed Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Law equivalent to the Dutch educational level*
2. A proficiency in English:
a. A TOEFL score with a minimum score of 90 overall (internet-based, with a minimum of 23 for writing) or 575 (paper-based).
b. An IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 overall (with a 6.5 minimum for writing and 6.0 minimum for the other components)
c. A Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a grade of C or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a grade of C
3. Motivation letter in English
€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,000 (from non-EEA countries).
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Radboud University is among the top one per cent of universities in the world. It was just recently awarded best traditional university in the Netherlands in 2019, with the law programme as best in its field. Almost 95% of alumni with a Master's degree work in a paid position within 1.5 years after their graduation.
All these statistics were a sound reason for me to enrol in the European Law programme at Radboud University, but their significance ended on the first day of the programme. What matters from that moment on, are your personal feelings and your own experiences.
As far as I can tell now, shortly before graduation, there are a number of features of the whole programme which made it truly exceptional and different from my previous education. Of these features, I will describe the three that impressed me the most.
After a very welcoming introduction by the International Office, the programme starts with a four-week long introductory lecture in European and International law for LLM students of all specialisations. It really impressed me, how this lecture perfectly served a number of purposes in such a short time. First, it raised the knowledge of every student, no matter how different their educational background, to an equal level and gave them the confidence to successfully attend the subsequent courses in their specialisations. Secondly, as it was taught by various lecturers, students got sound insight into the different departments and research fields in the faculty. This provided direction for choosing subsequent lectures and even raised some preliminary research ideas for our Master's theses. Lastly, as these lectures were held every day for one month, it was a perfect opportunity to get to know and make friends with fellow students.
The Business Law track features a number of compulsory, semi-elective and elective lectures. All share some things in common: they are taught in small groups, by competent and approachable lecturers. After completing almost all of the required lectures, I feel as though I have a thorough understanding of up-to-date European and international business law.
For me personally, the programme was a success even before finishing it, as I got accepted for a paid full-time job halfway through. Apart from my previous education, I really feel like attending the LL.M. programme in Business Law was what set me apart from other applicants.
Since the beginning my choice was to do a Master's programme in the Netherlands but I did not know where exactly. After some researches I found Radboud University, in Nijmegen. The university had a good reputation in the country and the programme was just what I was looking for. So in September 2015 I moved to Nijmegen and I began my adventure in the orange country.
What I liked most of Nijmegen was that everybody moves by bike and the city itself is like a huge campus. Indeed, every year hundreds of students from the Netherlands and abroad come to study at Radboud University, so it is very easy to get to know new people every day and meet them when you go to the supermarket, the gym or a pub. In addition, Nijmegen has the reputation of being the safest city in the country and I agree on that as I never had the feeling of being in danger, not even when I used to go back home late in the night.
As for the university itself, I can say that Radboud has the greenest campus in the Netherlands and also the biggest gym of the Netherlands. Of course I took advantage of that and I joined courses that I have never done in Italy, such as climbing and athletics.
With regard to the Master’s programme European Law itself I can say without doubts that everything was very well-organized. The administrative staff provided me a room in a student accommodation and the courses of the LLM European Law were divided in order to let me manage my time at the best. Plus, the professors, besides being very prepared and passionate, are also very friendly and always at the disposal of the students. Once we even drank a beer together!
This year in the Netherlands has been one of the best in my life. I improved my English a lot and I had the opportunity to make friends from all over the world. Radboud University provided me everything I looked for during my experience abroad.
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