Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Master the craft of the law. Deepen your knowledge of it, and learn its many facets. Pursue a general course of study or take a specialisation, and get ready for a successful career in one of many fields.

This LL.M. focuses on the International and European Union legal regimes. In addition to providing a more general advanced level package on international and European Union law, the programme offers various possibilities for specialization. Students receive small scale and tailor-made education enabling them to both talk and write confidently about international and European law.

In addition to developing academic skills, rehearsing practical legal skills forms an important part of the Master: students are asked to submit written and oral pleadings, writing reports, memoranda or case studies. Visits to European and international courts and/or organisations are organised each year to see how these legal systems operate in practice.

The Master in Laws is also offered in Dutch.

Why study a Master in Laws in Rotterdam?

This Master offers an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues in international and European public law. It is possible to choose the general track in European or International law or one of the four specialisations: European and International Economic Law, Access to Justice, Rule of Law, or EU Citizenship and the Overseas Territories.

Career opportunities

This LL.M. prepares you to work towards an international legal career. This includes becoming a legal advisor or civil servant at a national ministry, European and/or International Institution. Other opportunities include a career in an international law firm, diplomacy, at an NGO or in the consulting and lobbying industry. Or, you may continue your career in the academia.

Education objectives

You have a solid grounding in all aspects of legal practice.  You're well up on current developments and recent case law. Your research skills and written and verbal skills are at a high academic level.

Target audience

This Master targets those desiring to analyse how international and European Union legal regimes influence national systems in wide variety of contexts. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in Law and you wish to deepen your knowledge of international and/or European law in context of how they operate in theory and practice, this is your master!

Admission criteria

An assessment may be required for any of the programmes at Erasmus University. This depends on the course you wish to sign up for and on the file that you send us as part of your application.  A file should contain your academic background and relevant test-scores, such as GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS, a letter of motivation and letters of reference.


Do you meet the requirements? Start your application in Studielink. For most programmes, Studielink opens in October prior to your starting year. After your application in Studielink, Erasmus University Rotterdam informs you on the further application procedure.

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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



International and European Public Law Full-time Part-time