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What will I learn?

Are you fascinated by international law? Can you see yourself working on an international criminal case? Or would you like to pursue a career advising international corporations on legal issues related to competition? The master’s in Globalisation and Law will offer you what you are looking for. This 1-year programme will provide you with a comprehensive overview of different national and international legal systems. You can choose to specialise in Human Rights, Corporate and Commercial Law or International Trade and Investment Law, or combine courses from these three specialisations to create a tailor-made programme. After you’ve graduated, you’ll have all the training you need to pursue a career as a legal professional in an international setting.

Our world is globalising at an astonishing rate. This has an enormous influence on the legal systems of individual nations, yielding new challenges in all fields of the law. Law firms, governments and international organisations alike are in growing need of lawyers who can navigate through the legal complexities of this globalising world. The master's in Globalisation and Law is a unique one-year English-taught programme designed to fulfill that need.

As a graduate of the Globalisation and Law programme you'll be able to interpret, manage and anticipate changes in international law. You'll have a broad understanding of supranational and international organisations and the impact of globalisation on national legal systems, making you well-equipped to deal with the most urgent contemporary problems.

Career paths

The programme provides you with a solid background a career in a variety of settings, which may include the following:

  • International business
  • International organisations
  • Governments
  • NGOs

Corporate and Commercial Law

Would you like to know more about the trade rules that govern international corporations? Do you see yourself advising corporations on legal issues related to competition, patents and intellectual property? And are you curious about how different allocations of rights affect welfare, economic efficiency and distribution? Then Corporate and Commercial Law might just be the perfect specialisation for you.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€13,800.00 (11,27,451) per year
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,

MAASTRICHT,

Limburg,

6211, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have eligible for admission if you have a bachelor's degree from a relevant academic field, for example, philosophy or sociology. English language requirements: IELTS (6.5); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (90); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge [Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179)].

For international students

You are eligible for admission to the master’s programme Globalisation and Law if you have a Dutch university bachelor’s degree in: European Law School, Dutch Law, or Tax law. You are also eligible for admission if you have a non-Dutch university bachelor’s degree in Law.

A minimum level corresponding to academic IELTS 6.5 (IELTS test: minimum score overall 6.5 & writing 6.5, or an overall score of minimum 7) is required for this study programme; TOEFL score of 575 in paper-based and 233 in computer-based and A Cambridge certificate: C or higher for the CAE (Certificate in Advanced English).

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