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European and International Business Law (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year



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.


Most of our graduates go on to careers in international departments of law firms, international businesses, international bureaus of government service or other international organisations. More specifically, our alumni have found jobs working with judges’ cabinets at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, directorates of the European Commission, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the World Trade Organization. They have also been selected for PhD and research positions at the most prestigious academic institutions, including the European University Institute in Florence.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained) from a recognised University/Law School.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

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.