Are you curious, analytical and ready to take on new challenges in a dynamic academic environment? Are you interested in writing academic texts, engaging in debate, and tackling complicated legal issues?
Would you like to be given the opportunity to complete an in-depth Master’s-level programme in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? If so, the two-year Legal Research programme at Utrecht University may be the perfect choice for you!
Become A Perceptive And Analytic Thinker
Our complex, pluralist, and constantly developing society is in clear need of sharp analytical thinkers. Traditional law courses do not always provide graduates with the required knowledge and skills to meet this demand. Utrecht University developed the two-year Legal Research Master’s programme to fill this gap.
This programme offers both an excellent foundation for further PhD studies and a strong preparation for a career as a legal practitioner in the commercial, public service or academic sectors.
As part of this programme, you will complete courses in legal research skills as well as substantive courses in your chosen field. You will spend approximately one year engaged in legal research projects and writing a Master thesis.
After finishing this Master’s programme in Legal Research, you can pursue a career in legal research, finding a research position at a university or in one of the major law firms, the research departments of Supreme Courts in various parts of the world, or, in the Netherlands, at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Council of State or the Research and Documentation Centre (Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatiecentrum) of the Ministry of Justice.
You also will be well prepared for legal practice at a national or international law firm, at a company or in a non-governmental organisation, in the judiciary, or in a government or non-governmental position.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
- Criminal Law, Human Rights and International Law
- Private Law
- Internal Perspective
- Comparative Perspective
- External Perspective
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
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DisciplinesPublic Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 54 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor degree with a major in law with a minimum grade average of 7.0 on a scale from 1 to 10.
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International18332 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.