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LLB European Law

3 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

If European trade rules are different than the German rules, which law governs the shipment of goods from London to Berlin? Can the United Kingdom restrict the number of refugees that wish to come to their country after being taken in by Greece or France? If you enjoy finding answers to these types of questions, you should consider the European Law School programme. You’ll study European and international law as well as the legal systems from different EU Member States (comparative law). This will prepare you to work as a legal professional at a regional, national and international level, both in the private sector as well as in government. With further training, which is also offered, you can also gain access to regulated professions such as a lawyer, public prosecutor or judge

This programme, run at the European Law School focuses on teaching essential legal skills, such as how to work with statutory materials, reference books and legal literature, specifically in the areas of European law, comparative law and European legal systems. You engage directly in case studies from actual practice law and receive training in debating, giving oral presentations and arguing your case. Legal English is, of course, studied in depth. To study each subject in detail, you participate in tutorials and skills modules, led by members of our international staff.

The programme uses the unique Problem-Based Learning (PBL) educational method. By focusing on a central question or problem in each course, PBL sharpens your ability to solve problems and think systematically.

Though not compulsory, internationally operating law practices, European and international organisations and multinational companies offer Maastricht European Law School students internships during their studies in- or outside the Netherlands>

With this degree (usually followed by a corresponding Master of Laws), you have a qualification that is unique in Europe. You show that you have thorough knowledge of the concepts underlying legal systems and the way these concepts have been implemented in the major legal traditions in Europe (major civil law and common law systems). Moreover, you have deep knowledge of the law and functioning of the European Union.

If you are interested in Spanish Law and want to obtain a double degree, you might be interested in the Double Degree Programme we offer in cooperation with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Maastricht University and the UAM offer a Double Degree combining the LL.B in European and Comparative Law from the European Law School and the LL.B in Spanish law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

Programme content

Year 1: Introduction to Law and Legal English: Comparative Contract Law: Comparative Government ; Legal History; Substantive Criminal Law ; States, Markets and European Integration; International and EU Law

Year 2: Substantive Criminal Law; Comparative Property Law ; EU Law- Foundations; Comparative Tort Law; Private International Law; EU Law - Substantive Law; Legal Writing; European Criminal Justice Area; Comparative Civil Procedure; Comparative Administrative Law; Moot Court Training

Year 3 Electives include: Atrocity Triangle - perpetrators, victims and bystanders; International Organisations; European Human Rights; Comparative Criminal Procedure; International Human Rights;Law in Europe: from Gaius until the EU; Criminology; Law and Art; Legal Philosophy; European Company Law; Comparative Taxation; Human Rights of Women; International Business Law; European Contract Law


The university offers related Masters programmes, taught through English, in the following areas:

Intellectual Property Law
European Law
Forensics & Criminology
Globalisation and Law
Tax Law
Law & Labour

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels (CCC) + 3 GCSEs. Subjects to include Maths

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers and at least 4 Highers. Subjects to include Maths.

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, three at H5. A minimum of 350 points.




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