Commercial Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial Law

Company law, labour law: shareholders’ rights, workers’ rights. What’s the impact of EU law? What happens in the boardroom?

Cross-border voting, international mergers, freedom of establishment, redundancies, the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods. Get the facts on intellectual-property rights, commercial transactions and transport law. Learn how costs and risks are allocated, and about the key role of documents of title such as bills of lading and letters of credit.

The Master in Commercial Law has two specialisations:

  • Commercial and Company Law: provides you with the legal aspects of doing business in a international setting. Combines commercial, company and labour law. Learn about international mergers, freedom of establishment
  • Maritime and Transport Law: provides you with the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods. Learn how costs and risks are allocated, the key role of documents of title such as bills of lading and letters of credit.

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Why study a Master in Commercial Law in Rotterdam?

Why a Master in Commercial Law?

This Master is offered by excellent teaching staff with a solid (international) academic background combined with a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practice. It offers an excellent preparation for a career in the commercial and legal practice. Rotterdam has the biggest port of Europe as a result many international companies are established in our vicinity. During your Master various company visits and practical workshops are organized to make you familiar with the legal practice.

Career opportunities Master in Commercial Law

Career opportunities Master in Commercial Law

Commercial Law is an excellent start for a successful (international) career. Graduates will be well placed in law firms or law courts, in the academic and business world (e.g. in (maritime) industry, commerce and transport). They are also employed in other sectors of the economy (such as banking,insurance and financial markets) where issues related to business, marine and transport companies and commercial relations play an important part.

Education objectives Master in Commercial Law

Education objectives Master in Commercial Law The programme is aimed at establishing for each subject the relevant standards in the international arena based on uniform law, standard contracts and comparative law. 

Curriculum Master in Commercial Law

Curriculum Master in Commercial Law

Subjects (depending on your specialization) in the fields of:

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Maritime Casualties
  • Marine Insurance

Mode of education Master in Commercial Law

Mode of education Master in Commercial Law Lectures, seminars, essays/papers, coursework, thesis. By creating an interactive learning environment, especially during the seminars, students are required to actively participate in class discussions and use creative thinking.

Target audience Master in Commercial Law

Target audience Master in Commercial Law

Students interested in the legal aspects of international business or shipping and transportation should sign up for Commercial Law. Does the complex interaction of corporate, commercial, national, supranational and private laws excite you? Does Rotterdam thrill you as an object of study? Do you see yourself operating in a legal business environment? Then this is your Master programme.

Admission criteria Master in Commercial Law

Admission criteria Master in Commercial Law
  • We require a law degree (Bachelor) from a recognised university
  • We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5*, or TOEFL score of 90 (Internet based)**

Students with a first or second degree with the English language as medium of instruction (please submit proof) do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report.

* minimum score on each section should be 6.0, please also see NUFFIC database
**Erasmus University Institutional TOEFL code: 7199


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Application Master in Commercial Law

Application Master in Commercial Law

Applying is very easy. You can either use the online application forms or download our application forms. We do not charge an application fee.

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Specialisation Master in Commercial Law

Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly.

Master specialisation

Full-time

Part-time

Commercial and Company Law Full-time n/a
Maritime & Transport Law Full-time n/a