Taught course

European and International Business Law

Leiden University · Law

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the European and International Business Law advanced master’s programme, you should:

  • have a full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained) from a recognised University/Law School
  • present two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers

Months of entry


Course content

The European Union is one of the most influential international organisations in the world. But how does it impact on governance, enterprise and innovation within a global economy, in the area of business law? And how does EU law interact with that of other international organisations?

As the EU passes a growing number of economic regulations, these mandates increasingly interact with global trade regulations and with those of its Member States. Businesses that operate internationally are faced with various layers of jurisdiction that sometimes have an unclear hierarchy. In the European and International Business Law programme, you will learn how to decipher the complex hierarchy of European and international business law.

You will learn to:

  • apply your knowledge of the law, your experience and your skills in a professional environment
  • formulate research questions and appropriate strategies for answering these questions and testing hypotheses
  • apply adequate legal scientific research methods and tools and to present and communicate results and findings, both in an academic as well as in professional context

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Programme Coordinator
+31 (0)71 527 7821