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Months of entry
Are you curious, analytical and ready to take on new challenges in a dynamic academic environment? Are you interested in writing academic texts, or engaging in debate, and tackling complicated legal issues? Would you like the opportunity to complete an in-depth Master’s-level programme in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? The two-year Legal Research Master’s at Utrecht University may be the perfect choice for you!
Take advantage of a growing need for legal researchers
For legal practitioners and academics alike, legal research skills are increasingly important. Law firms have a growing need for thorough, well-trained lawyers with excellent writing skills and a research-oriented mind-set. The Legal Research programme will help you to become the type of well-rounded lawyer that our changing society needs.
Become a perceptive and analytic thinker
Legislative and executive processes at the international, national and local levels need sharp analytical thinkers. Traditional law courses do not always provide graduates with the required knowledge and skills to meet this demand. Utrecht University developed the two-year Legal Research Master’s programme to fill this need.
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The Legal Research Master’s programme prepares you for a legal career as a practitioner in the commercial, public service or academic sectors, and it also offers you an excellent foundation for further studies at the PhD level. As part of this programme, you will complete courses in legal research skills as well as in your chosen field. You will also spend approximately one year engaged in legal research projects and writing a Master’s thesis.
Information for international students
Institutional fee 2017-2018: € 15,167 (non EU/EEA). For further information please visit our Information for International Students.
Fees and funding
Statutory fee - fulltime 2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU) (for exceptions see Tuition Fees and Financial Support)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- LLM Student Desk
- +31 30 253 70 04