European and International Business Law (Advanced)

1 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); Non - EU/EEA stude nts: 1 April (September intake)

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About European and International Business Law

The one - year programme addresses the practical effects of the co - existence of business law at different levels, e.g. of the regional trade law of the European Union with the global or near - global trade law of the World Trade Organization, as well as with national law in this field.

The programme is unique in this clearly defined focus on the interaction of international, European and national law. Also, without neglecting academic levels, the department pays special attention to professional applications, particularly through its assignments and teaching methods.

The programme is intended for students who already are, or wish to become, international legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, courts of law, companies or organisations, or in national governments. For those interested, the programme may serve to prepare for a PhD.

Curriculum and Overview

You will learn not only the specifics of EU law in the narrow sense, but also about its multifold relationships with the WTO, as well as international investment law, intellectual property law, corporate law and many other areas of law. These interrelationships are highly complex and require proficiency in many areas so as to fully understand the depths of gl obal commercial relations.

In this programme, you will take the following courses: 

  • The Legal Foundations of the European Union
  • The Internal Market and Harmonisation 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Financial Law 
  • European and International Intellectual Property Law 
  • WTO and Investment Law 
  • European Competition Law 
  • International Arbitration

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e - Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

The majority of our graduates enter careers in international departments of law firms, international businesses and international bureaus of government service or international agencies. Alumni have proven to be well prepared for the fierce compe tition for interesting positions, both academically and professionally. For example, graduates are working in judges' cabinets at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and for governments of new EU Member States

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? FInd out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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