Radboud University - Faculty of Law

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The University

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. It is a place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus, in modern buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.

The strength of the University lies in its personal approach. The campus is a close-knit community where academics from different faculties often work together in cross-disciplinary teams. All students receive individual guidance from researchers and their studies are directly integrated with the work done at the University's 17 research institutes. This offers unique opportunities to undergraduates, postgraduates, and doctoral candidates alike.

The Law School

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law at Radboud University has a truly international orientation and is part of a large network that includes more than fifty universities in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. All staff and students speak English. About twenty years ago, the Faculty of Law was the first in the Netherlands to start a European Law programme. During the past decades the Faculty has built an international reputation in the field of European (competition) law, immigration law and private law.

The European Law programme is taught in English. A student of this LL.M. benefits from the extensive experience and expertise of our academic staff. The approach to teaching is small-scale, personal, and interactive. Master's students have close contact with both lecturers and fellow students, as classes are deliberately kept small. The Faculty of Law at Radboud University is rated number one in the Netherlands for student satisfaction.

The Program

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

Grotius building, Faculty of Law

European Law is a fascinating and increasingly important area of law. Considerable academic knowledge in this field is indispensable for modern-day lawyers. The LL.M. European Law of Radboud University is designed to offer an in-depth education in European Union law. The Master's programme in European Law at Radboud University is unique in that it not only provides a thorough understanding of European law in general, but also offers further specialization. After completing the compulsory courses one of four specialisations are available:
1. International and European Law Advanced http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/europea...
2. Human Rights and Migration http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/europea...
3. Business Law http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/law-bus...
4. European Law and Global Affairs http://www.ru.nl/opleidingen/master/european-law-e...
5. Insolvency Law http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/europea...

Specialisation 1 - International and European Law Advanced, 60 EC, 1 year
Within the specialisation in International and European Advanced Law, you will be given the opportunity to acquire an advanced understanding of the core issues of EU law. The specialisation offers a general approach with an emphasis on the concepts of International and European Union law. There is considerable freedom to focus on the subjects that you find relevant for your future career. By participating in the Law Moot Court students can practice their legal skills at a high level.

The LL.M. International and European Law Advanced is available as a one year degree, and is structured as follows:

Compulsory courses:
EU Competition Law 7 EC
Advanced Notions of International and European Law 7 EC
EU External Relations Law 7 EC

Semi-optional courses (at least one course is compulsory):
European Internal Market Law 7 EC
Judicial Protection in the EU 7 EC
European Law Moot Court Competition 7 EC
Public International Law Advanced 7 EC

Optional courses (a maximum of two courses):
European Immigration Law 7 EC
European Legal History 7 EC
International Arbitration 7 EC
International and Comparative Copyright Law 7 EC
Law and Society 7 EC
European Public Procurement Law 7 EC
European Employment Law 7 EC
European Private Law 7 EC
International Individual Criminal Responsibility 7 EC
International and European Tax Law 7 EC
Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Law 7 EC

Master's thesis 18 EC

Starting dates:
September and February

Career prospects:
The specialisation offers you a broad perspective on European Union and international law, and is therefore most suited to students interested to take up positions in research, consultancy or diplomacy. At the same time, graduates are also well-qualified for work in the practise of law, counselling and advocacy.

Specialisation 2 - Human Rights and Migration, 60 EC, 1 year
A unique feature of this specialisation is that it combines human rights and immigration law courses, two areas that are among the most important in the European Union today. LL.M. students benefit from the outstanding knowledge and experience of the Centre for Migration Law, which focuses on issues related to migration and minority protection.
The LL.M. is available as a one year degree, and is structured as follows:

Compulsory courses:
European Competition Law 7 EC
Advanced Notions of International and European Law 7 EC
EU External Relations Law 7 EC

Semi-optional courses (at least one course is compulsory, two courses maximum):
European Immigration Law 7 EC
European and Comparative Refugee Law 7 EC
Protection of Human Rights (Advanced) 7 EC

Optional courses (a maximum of two courses):
European Fundamental Rights and Freedoms 7 EC
International Individual Criminal Responsibility 7 EC
Comparative Constitutional Law 7 EC
European Legal History 7 EC
Judicial Protection in the EU 7 EC
Philosophy of Law 7 EC
Public International Law Advanced 7 EC
Sociology of Law 7 EC

Master's thesis 18 EC

Starting dates:
September and February

Career Prospects:
Graduates of Human Rights and Migration are well-qualified to take up positions in law, lobbying or consulting firms anywhere in the world. As the name of the Master's implies, your area of expertise will be in the legal field of human rights and migration, and specifically where it applies to citizens dealing with the European Union

Specialisation 3 - Business Law, 60 EC, 1 year
This specialisation offers students the chance to become experts in the area of International and European business law. They benefit from the knowledge of the renowned Business and Law Research Centre. This centre combines academic excellence with the practical expertise of major companies and law firms. The centre has been accredited by the Royal Netherlands
Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
The LL.M. is available as a one year degree, and is structured as follows:

Compulsory courses:
European Competition Law 7 EC
Advanced Notions of International and European Law 7 EC
European and Comparative Company Law 7 EC

Semi-optional courses (at least one course is compulsory):
EU External Relations Law
Principles of Finance and Secured Transactions
European Law Moot Court Competition
Public International Law Advanced
European Internal Market Law

Optional courses (a maximum of two courses):
European Immigration Law
European Legal History
International Arbitration
International and Comparative Copyright Law
Law and Society
European Public Procurement Law
European Employment Law
European Private Law
International and European Tax Law
Judicial Protection in the EU
Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Law

Master's thesis 18 EC

Starting dates:
September and February

Career Prospects:
This Master's specialisation is primarily designed for students who wish to pursue an international legal career in the area of corporate law. It offers a thorough and broad education in company law that includes competition law, commercial law, labour law and insolvency law.

Specialisation 4 - European Law and Global Affairs, 60 EC, 1 year
This specialisation offers a unique multidisciplinary programme combining the study of European law and political science. It focuses on the main challenges facing the EU in the 21st century, and looks at the various legal rules and policy options that may be developed in response.
The programme has been specifically designed for students that want to extend their knowledge of European Law, but are also interested in studying the international relations of the European Union from other academic perspectives. The specialisation enables you to develop a broad perspective on the role of the EU on the global scene.

The programme structure is as follows:

Advanced Notions of International and European Law 7 EC
EU External Relations Law 7 EC
Public International Law Advanced 7 EC
Cooperation and Conflict in the 21st Century 7 EC
Comparative Constitutional Law 7 EC
Changes in World Politics: The Rise of the BRIC Countries 7 EC

Master's Thesis 18 EC

Specialisation 5 - Insolvency Law, 81 EC, 1 year, 2 LL.M titles
Offered in partnership with Nottingham Law School, this dual LL.M programme is designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of corporate, insolvency and European law for a legal career with a strong European and international focus. Students spend time studying for the dual LL.M at both university campuses. The partnership between the two universities means that internationally recognised professors of insolvency law, all specialists in their specific fields, will teach and share their extensive knowledge and expertise with students on this programme.

Graduates of this dual programme will be awarded the LL.M Corporate and Insolvency Law from Nottingham Law School and the LL.M European and Insolvency Law from Radboud University

The programme is taught at the Radboud University campus in Nijmegen during the first semester from September to the end of December. Students then move to the Nottingham Law School City site in Nottingham, and are taught there until early May. The LL.M thesis / dissertation can be completed at either campus. Two of the modules on the programme are full year modules and are studied partially at the Nijmegen campus, partially at the Nottingham campus, and partially on-line through the Nottingham Trent University online workspace (NOW).

The programme structure is as follows:

Semester 1 (Nijmegen):
European Competition Law 7 EC
Advanced Notions of EU Law 7 EC
European External Relations Law 7 EC
Principles of Finance and Secured Transactions 7 EC

Semester 2 (Nottingham):
Cross-Border Insolvency Law 7 EC
Business Structures and Insolvency in the EU 7 EC
Corporate Rescue 7 EC

Full year modules (Nijmegen/Nottingham/Online):
Research Methodology and Comparative Law 7 EC
Comparative Workout Strategies and Cross-Border Issues in Insolvency 7 EC

Master's Thesis 18 EC

After successfully completing this programme of 81 EC's, a double (LL.M.) degree is awarded,

Startingdate:
September.

Career prospects:
With the dual degree to your name, you will be a step ahead of the majority of law students. It shows your perseverance to complete not one but two Master's degrees and simply increase the knowledge you gain in a year. And having lived in two different countries and attended two different universities will give you an exceptional international experience that cannot be gained through book learning.

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please contact us! International Office Law
E: [email protected]
I: www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/european-law/
Facebook page: Faculty of Law
Twitter: @RadboudLaw

The Faculty

The new Grotius building 
(Photographer: Henk Braam)

The new Grotius building (Photographer: Henk Braam)

Traditionally amongst the smaller in The Netherlands, the Faculty of Law has a long standing reputation for quality; in research, in teaching, and in organisation.

Especially for foreign students this offers the possibility of easy contacts with teachers and other students. Nijmegen University has taken advantage of those benefits in organising programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate level over the years. The Erasmus programme has hosted hundreds of undergraduate students over the last years.

The Faculty of Law is situated in a brand new building: The Grotius building. This building offers a varied and modern study and resource centre with a significant number of work group rooms and meeting places, spaces for relaxation such as an espresso bar and a restaurant, two smaller lecture rooms and a large 480-seat lecture hall. Furthermore, the Grotius building has two moot courtrooms, a teaching space with video conferencing and the Netherlands' largest law library. The library occupies three floors, including study spaces, PC workstations and lounge areas where collaborative work and meetings can be conducted.

Entry Requirements

Nijmegen city center, market square

Nijmegen city center, market square

· An undergraduate, Bachelor's or Master's degree in law (or equivalent) and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board).
· Proven fluency in both written and spoken English (e.g TOEFL, score at least 80, internet based).

Application Procedure

Nijmegen city center

Nijmegen city center

You can apply online via the website www.ru.nl/masters

You will have to upload the following items:
- legally certified copies of your diplomas and transcripts
- legally certified translations of your diplomas and transcripts by an officially recognized translator
- a copy of your passport
- a letter of motivation
- reference letters in case you apply for a Scholarship as well
- a copy of IELTS, TOEFL or CAE certificate

Send your application form to:
Radboud University Nijmegen
Student Affairs Office
Postbus 9102
6500 HC Nijmegen
The Netherlands

The preliminary admission decision will be based on the information provided in the application form. If the information is incomplete, we reserve the right to reject an application.

After receipt of your application form and the necessary documents, one of the student counsellors will check to see that the application is complete and will evaluate your preliminary education. You may include an evaluation of your diploma(s) or degree(s) from Nuffic.

The student counsellor will submit your application to the Examining Board of the study programme of your choice and recommend that you either be admitted, conditionally admitted or denied admission. The Board will assess your application and will make a recommendation to the University Board. The University Board will inform you of their final decision within 3 weeksof receiving your application.

More information, please contact the Student Information Desk: [email protected]

Financial Aid

The bridge over the river "de Waal"

The bridge over the river "de Waal"

Radboud University Nijmegen has its own Radboud Scholarship Programme. This programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue an English-taught Master's degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. Deadline: 1 March.

You can apply to the Radboud Scholarship together with the application for admission to the Master's Programme.

Location

The University campus is situated very near to the city centre and offers excellent facilities for students such as an University library, University sports centre, a bookshop as well as restaurants and cafés.

Accommodation

Non- EEA students who apply before 1 March (1 October for start in February) are guaranteed accommodation as well as help in getting a visa or residence permit.
EEA-students must apply before 1 May (1 December for start in February) for guaranteed accommodation during their stay at Radboud University. Applications after these dates will be considered, but accommodation and assistance for the visa and residence permit cannot be guaranteed.

A short-stay option is offered to students who start the programme in September, making
it possible to stay in Nijmegen for only the first semester. Their thesis and optional courses can be undertaken at their home university or one of the Faculty of Law's partner universities, provided that the courses have been approved by the Examinations Board of the Faculty of Law at Radboud University. Personal supervision by Faculty staff will still be offered during the writing of the thesis.

Student Life

Nijmegen city center

Nijmegen city center

Nijmegen is a true university city with lots of restaurants and cafés. The cultural centre LUX - the largest art house cinema in the Netherlands - also offers theatre, music, debate, and multimedia. The city is the oldest city in the Netherlands, dating back to Roman times. Today, it has almost 165,000 inhabitants, 30,000 of whom are students. Students appreciate the attractive, green surroundings and the many opportunities that the city offers for relaxation and entertainment. It is a safe, friendly place to live and study.
Nijmegen is easily accessible from all parts of the Netherlands, Amsterdam can be reached within an hour. Also, thanks to good public transport connections, cities such as Brussels and Paris are only a few hours away.

Programs at Radboud

Full-Time

Language
English
Intakes
February, September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Non-EU/EEA resident tuition rate: 9432 EUR
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English
Intakes
February, September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Non-EU/EEA resident tuition rate: 9432 EUR
Language
English
Intakes
February, September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Non-EU/EEA resident tuition rate: 9432 EUR
Language
English
Intakes
February, September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Non-EU/EEA resident tuition rate: 9432 EUR
Language
English
Intakes
February, September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Non-EU/EEA resident tuition rate: 9432 EUR
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