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Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School

Montesquieu building
Secretary Room 210/223
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221

5037 DE Tilburg

Netherlands


School Website
www.tilburguniversity.edu

Tilburg - Full Profile

The University

Tilburg University Campus

Tilburg University Campus

Tilburg University is a specialized research university concentrating on Economics, Business, Law, Social Sciences, Psychology, Theology and Humanities. In its education and research programs the university is committed to addressing important issues in society at national and international level.

It does so by training people for positions bearing high responsibility in society and by contributing to sustainable solutions. Tilburg University draws on a rich tradition which nourishes the role of philosophy of life in its academic education and research.

Tilburg University, founded in 1927, is a fully accredited government-financed university with about 12,000 students. Its mission is to inspire and challenge students, faculty, staff and alumni by providing high quality, innovative and internationally oriented education and research.

Tilburg University hosts more than 750 international students from more than 60 countries. With a network of more than 100 partner universities around the world, it sends more than 400 students abroad every year.

The Law School

Montesquieu Learning Centre

Montesquieu Learning Centre

Tilburg Law School was founded in 1963 – and has quickly earned its place amongst the leading Law Schools in the Netherlands and Europe. It has a consistently high ranking in national reviews on legal education and in peer reviews (students and staff), and are particularly commended for the quality of staff, the structure, variety, and depth of programs, the informal classroom setting, and the quality of support facilities (ICT, counselling, university campus).

On the international level, the School ranks first in Europe in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN ranking), and is increasingly successful in obtaining European research grants.

The School's aim is to strengthen its international position, and in order to do so, it is constantly on the lookout for students who share this ambition of being the best. Students who are willing to go the extra mile to achieve their goals, not only by aiming high in their academic pursuits, but also by being active and open-minded members of the student population of our institution.

The Program

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg Law School offers six English taught master's programs.

LLM International Business Law
One-year program, starts every year in the end of August

The program aims to provide students with a better knowledge and understanding of key subjects such as business law, commercial law, competition law and economic regulation. The emphasis lies on an integrated knowledge of the various fields of law and levels of jurisdiction, together with neighboring academic disciplines, especially economics.
Furthermore, it provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their skills in research, argumentation, communication, analysis, and teamwork. It also takes the student forward, developing the practical application of academic knowledge in the real world, where they are expected to be aware of the broader social and economic context, to take a critical distance from the law, and to assume responsibility.

LLM International and European Law
One-year program, starts every year in the end of August and in the end of January

International and European law are exerting an increasing influence on the contents of national legal systems in substantive as well as procedural matters.

The programme offers two specialisations:
- International and Human Rights Law
- European Union Law

The International and Human Rights Law specialisation focuses on the contemporaneous core issues in the field of international and human rights law. The program includes ample attention for development within international organisations such as the United Nations and the Council of Europe and within such legal supervisory bodies as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

The European Union, with its supranational powers, interacts directly with the legal systems of its Member States. In addition, the EU plays an increasing role at international level leasing to obligations for its Member States. In this sense, the European Union Law specialisation offers an appealing study of not only the functioning of the EU and its decision-making process, but of its implications at both national and international level as well. Students will thus have the chance to analyse the European integration process from a broad perspective, looking beyond its purely legal aspects.

LLM Law and Technology
One-year program, starts every year in the end of August and in the end of January

Emerging new technologies are pervasively transforming society. European Union leaders have repeatedly stated that Europe must become a dynamic, knowledge-based economy. Various national governments have put forward their visions for future knowledge and information management. Also in respect of biotechnology and nanotechnology national as well as international (non) governmental organizations have published policy documents, opinions and statements regarding the regulation of these technologies and the way in which society should deal with the influence these technologies have upon our day to day life. These initiatives are driven by the development and application of (new) technologies. They are witness to the need for a careful assessment of the mutual shaping of technology and society. Research and development, as well as the introduction of new technologies into the market and into society as a whole, evoke all kinds of social and legal questions. The master’s programme of Law and Technology provides the cutting-edge, multidisciplinary knowledge on technology, law, and society needed for answering these questions.

LLM Research Master in Law
One-year program or two-year program, starts every year in the end of August

The Research Master in Law is a coproduction of Tilburg University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). The program is aimed at talented and motivated students wishing to become proficient in legal research by following a top-quality degree program. For students who have a Bachelor's degree or an undergraduate degree, the program lasts two years. In addition to obtaining a deep and comprehensive understanding of legal methods, students will also have the opportunity to specialize in one or more legal areas.
Besides the regular two-year Research Master's program, there is an abridged one-year program. This program is intended for students with a Master's degree or a graduate degree. This program focuses primarily on acquiring research skills. The Research Master's program is not only challenging but also very intensive. Every year, a maximum of 24 talented and motivated students with strong analytical skills and good academic record are admitted to the program.

LLM International Business Taxation, track International Business Tax Law
One-year program, starts every year in the end of August

In today's environment of largely globalizing national economies, multinational enterprises maintain a diversified range of cross-border economic relations. The diversity and complexity these cross-border relations raised numerous legal questions. Students who finish this program will have the knowledge and understanding of these legal questions from an international business taxation perspective. Furthermore they will be able to make judgements on possible ways of addressing problems and on the feasibility of solutions.

MSc Victimology and Criminal Jusitice
One-year program, starts every year in the end of August

The master in Victimology and Criminal Justice is a unique graduate program in the world that provides a comprehensive and rigorous teaching of victimology within the framework of criminal justice systems. This inherently interdisciplinary and international oriented program welcomes outstanding students with at least a bachelor's degree in Law, liberal arts or social sciences (criminology, psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology). Two introductory courses are designed to bridge the disciplinary gaps between students; depending on their undergraduate educational background.

All Master's programs of the Tilburg Law School are statutorily recognized under Dutch law and are accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council and registered by CROHO (Central Register of Higher Education Study Programs).

Entry Requirements

Each application is assessed individually by the programme coordinator and the admission committee of the Faculty.
In assessing the applications, the following considerations are decisive:
- Candidates must have a university-level degree in law (exceptions are possible; see the individual program's websites).
- Non-native English speakers need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum TOEFL score of 577 (paper based), 230 (computer based) or 90 (internet based).

Application Procedure

Tilburg Law School uses an online application system. After filling in your personal details, you can upload your application documents in this system. Tilburg University doesn't charge any application fees.

Application deadline for August intake:
- 1 April for all non-EEA/EU applicants
- 1 July for EU/EEA applicants

Application deadline for January intake:
- 1 October for all non-EEA/EU applications
- 1 December for EU/EEA applications

It takes a maximum of three weeks before you will receive the decision of the admission's committee.

Tuition and Fees

Academic year 2015-2016
EU/EEA citizens E 1,980 (for one year)
Non-EEA citizens E 13,000 (for one year)

Financial Aid

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

For Tilburg University scholarships, please go to: www.tilburguniversity.edu/scholarships

Netherlands Fellowship Program
Students from one of the 60 NFP countries can apply for a Netherlands Fellowship Scholarship as well for the master's programs:
- International Business Law;
- International and European Public Law;
- Law and Technology;
- Research Master in Law
- Victimology and Criminal Justice

More information about the NFP scholarship can be found on www.nuffic.nl/nfp

Location

With a population of 200.000 inhabitants, Tilburg is the Netherlands' sixth largest city. Tilburg is situated in the south of the Netherlands and holds a strategic position between major European cities like Amsterdam, Brussels and Frankfurt. Tilburg is rightly proud of its reputation as an educational center with a student population of more than 25.000. Furthermore, Tilburg is situated in one of the fastest growing economic regions in the Netherlands which attracts many multinationals such as Philips, Fuji, Sony, International Flavor & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), Ericsson and ASML.

Accommodation

Montesquieu Learning Centre

Montesquieu Learning Centre

Although Tilburg University does not offer student accommodation itself, we are in close relationship with two housing companies. These housing companies in Tilburg offer furnished accommodation specifically for international students. Together these companies have launced the website www.yourroomintilburg.com.

Student Life

Tilburg University has a rich student life with over 40 student organisations, excellent sport facilities and a large number of pubs and bars. On a cultural level, Tilburg has cinemas, museums and concert halls.

Combined with the numerous events organized by and within the (student) community such as festivals, exhibitions, conferences etc ensures that Tilburg has something to offer for every student!

Summer Program

Tilburg University offers several summer school courses (including law programs). For an overview, please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/summerschool.

Pre-LLM Course

Tilburg Law School does not offer any pre-llm courses in English

Programs at Tilburg

Full-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition for EU/EEA students is 2 006 EUR.
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition for EU/EEA students is 2 006 EUR.
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition for EU/EEA students is 2 006 EUR.
Languages
English
Intakes
August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition listed for EU/EEA students is 2 006 EUR.
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  August
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Tuition listed for EU/EEA students is 2 006 EUR.
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