Labour law is no longer a purely national issue. Knowing and understanding the global and European dimensions of labour law are therefore essential in the practice of every labour lawyer.
Reasons to study Global and European Labour Law (Advanced) programme from Leiden University
As a student of the Global and European Labour Law programme, you will benefit from:
- Unique in the world: The programme is the only one in the world that combines both global and European labour law, with a comparative element offering a legal degree (LL.M.).
- International environment: In addition to the global and European focus of the curriculum, the unique blend of students and instructors that represent all continents makes our programme a truly global experience.
- Expert instructors: The academic staff members are renowned legal experts in global and European labour law. You will also interact with prominent guest lecturers from international organisations, including the ILO, the EU, the UN and the OECD, as well as from trade unions, employers (organisations), and NGO’s.
The Global and European Labour Law programme prepares you for a successful career in this increasingly important field, in Europe or around the world.
The graduates meet the requirements for a range of positions as a legal professional, including:
- with national governments and public administration (within international organisations, as well as European as national);
- within the judiciary, quasi-judicial bodies, or (policy) advisory bodies (including social-economic councils) on employment and labour law matters;
- within national, regional, international non-governmental organisations dealing with social rights;
- within trade unions (national, European, and global) or other bodies of workers representation (e.g. world works councils);
- within employers organisations and associations, especially at European and global level;
- HRM-departments of multinational or internationally operating enterprises;
- within law firms specialising in employment and labour law cases; and
- to pursue an academic career by continuing further academic research, e.g. in a PhD programme in the area of labour standards or social rights.
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- International Labour Law
- European Labour Law
- Business and Labour Rights
- Private International Labour law
- Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining
- Enforcement and Dispute Resolutio
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A full degree in law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained, or an equivalent degree from a recognised university/law school;
- or a degree at an equivalent level in a relevant discipline with a sufficient background in law; and
- evidence of excellent academic performance.
- Sufficient academic background in the area of labour law or European law.
- A keen interest in the field of global and European labour law, illustrated by way of a letter of motivation.
- Documented evidence of relevant (work) experience, i.e. employment or internship at a law firm, or voluntary work, illustrated by way of a detailed curriculum vitae.
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to good academic and/or professional ability. At least one letter must be written by an academic staff member, for example a lecturer or academic supervisor.
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International18800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA18800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Full time: €18,800
- Part time: €9,400
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.