Taught course (will run subject to approval)

International Civil and Commercial Law (Advanced)

Leiden University · Law

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/international-civil-and-commercial-law-advanced/en/introduction

Months of entry


Course content

This Master of Laws Advanced Studies programme is aimed at both legal professionals and top graduates who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge into the field of civil and commercial law from a truly international perspective.

Rapid globalisation

In this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of civil and commercial law in the context of the current rapid globalisation. You will study transnational sources of hard law and soft law, as well as relevant case law. The programme also addresses the comparative side of international civil and commercial law in both theory and practice. It focuses in particular on the differences between common law and civil law and between certain domestic legal systems.

Interaction of laws

International civil and commercial law is a complex and multi layered judicial discipline, dealing with different levels of international, EU and national laws that co-exist and interact with one another. As a graduate of this programme, you will be equipped with the skills to fully understand these intertwined layers and to apply this knowledge to domain-specific problems in legal practice.

For who?

This advanced studies programme is designed for ambitious:

  • international and Dutch legal professionals
  • international and Dutch top-graduates

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)
International students
€ 15,000 (2017-2018)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team