EU Law - Leiden or Maastricht?


Hey guys!

I am applying to EU Law both at Leiden and Maastricht (in this last case, EU Law and Market Integration).

My doubts are: in the future I would like to maybe specialise in Intelectual property law (more specifically in media law). Maastricht is very flexible and allows me to shape my master and even choose some electives. Leiden has the best reputation but It is quite more broad and leans towards public law more. However, I think its reputation is more towards international law.

I have asked around and some people told me to choose leiden because its the best and others told me to choose maastricht because the educational system was better (PBL).

Considering which one would give me the best education and career opportunities + which city has the best students environment + which was is cheaper (in accommodation particularly), which one should I choose?

Thanks in advance!
Hey guys!

I am applying to EU Law both at Leiden and Maastricht (in this last case, EU Law and Market Integration).

My doubts are: in the future I would like to maybe specialise in Intelectual property law (more specifically in media law). Maastricht is very flexible and allows me to shape my master and even choose some electives. Leiden has the best reputation but It is quite more broad and leans towards public law more. However, I think its reputation is more towards international law.

I have asked around and some people told me to choose leiden because its the best and others told me to choose maastricht because the educational system was better (PBL).

Considering which one would give me the best education and career opportunities + which city has the best students environment + which was is cheaper (in accommodation particularly), which one should I choose?

Thanks in advance!
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Ishan Das
Hey guys!

I am applying to EU Law both at Leiden and Maastricht (in this last case, EU Law and Market Integration).

My doubts are: in the future I would like to maybe specialise in Intelectual property law (more specifically in media law). Maastricht is very flexible and allows me to shape my master and even choose some electives. Leiden has the best reputation but It is quite more broad and leans towards public law more. However, I think its reputation is more towards international law.

I have asked around and some people told me to choose leiden because its the best and others told me to choose maastricht because the educational system was better (PBL).

Considering which one would give me the best education and career opportunities + which city has the best students environment + which was is cheaper (in accommodation particularly), which one should I choose?

Thanks in advance!


Hi,
I was stuck in similar situation as yours. I applied to Maastricht (globalisation and law) and Leiden (Adv. PIL) and was admitted to both the universities. However, I have chosen Maastricht over Leiden, hopefully, it’s the right choice.

My primary reason to choose Maastricht was as you mentioned the educational style and small class groups, during my master’s I believe it will be more of self study/ research and the reputation between the universities can be overlooked as Maastricht is a young university and still holds a good reputation. Maastricht being the birthplace of EU should have a good reputation for EU and international law.

Education wise, I believe it will be your choice what you feel suits you better, in my case it was Maastricht but job opportunity-wise I think Leiden will be better because of its proximity to The Hague. Maastricht is more of student city than Leiden and cheaper too, in terms of accommodation especially. The choice will rest with you, if it’s a master course your subject should play the most vital role along with the education system you are more comfortable with. Hope this helps, let me know if I can help you with any either queries
[quote]Hey guys!

I am applying to EU Law both at Leiden and Maastricht (in this last case, EU Law and Market Integration).

My doubts are: in the future I would like to maybe specialise in Intelectual property law (more specifically in media law). Maastricht is very flexible and allows me to shape my master and even choose some electives. Leiden has the best reputation but It is quite more broad and leans towards public law more. However, I think its reputation is more towards international law.

I have asked around and some people told me to choose leiden because its the best and others told me to choose maastricht because the educational system was better (PBL).

Considering which one would give me the best education and career opportunities + which city has the best students environment + which was is cheaper (in accommodation particularly), which one should I choose?

Thanks in advance![/quote]

Hi,
I was stuck in similar situation as yours. I applied to Maastricht (globalisation and law) and Leiden (Adv. PIL) and was admitted to both the universities. However, I have chosen Maastricht over Leiden, hopefully, it’s the right choice.

My primary reason to choose Maastricht was as you mentioned the educational style and small class groups, during my master’s I believe it will be more of self study/ research and the reputation between the universities can be overlooked as Maastricht is a young university and still holds a good reputation. Maastricht being the birthplace of EU should have a good reputation for EU and international law.

Education wise, I believe it will be your choice what you feel suits you better, in my case it was Maastricht but job opportunity-wise I think Leiden will be better because of its proximity to The Hague. Maastricht is more of student city than Leiden and cheaper too, in terms of accommodation especially. The choice will rest with you, if it’s a master course your subject should play the most vital role along with the education system you are more comfortable with. Hope this helps, let me know if I can help you with any either queries
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beva
Hi Rita,

I am facing exactly the same dilemma with a similar pros-cons approach.

Have you decided yet or got closer to the decision?
Hi Rita,

I am facing exactly the same dilemma with a similar pros-cons approach.

Have you decided yet or got closer to the decision?
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