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Child Law / Jeugdrecht



September - February 


1 year



This programme is unique in the Netherlands. It offers an insight into the social and ethical context in which juvenile law is developed and expressed. You will gain knowledge about the foundations and principles of children’s rights from a human rights perspective, and about the national and international origin of these foundations and principles. Particular attention is paid to the influence of international human rights. The teaching is closely linked with practice and there is a strong focus on current events.


The programme offers a broad basis for lawyers who wish to specialise in the legal profession, the judiciary, the Public Prosecution Service or other ministries. Options also include positions at the Child Protection Service, the Council for Child Protection, the government, interest groups, or research positions at universities or private institutions.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree in law or notarial law from a Dutch university.

Leiden Law School


year master’s programmes


master's students


international master’s students
(95% in Advanced LL.M.  programmes)




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

The Advanced LL.M. programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For these programmes an institutional tuition fee applies. The tuition fee for the Advanced LL.M. programmes for all students is €20,900 (€10,450 Advanced LLM programmes - part-time)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
**  English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check  our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can  find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements  per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for  detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent  scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.