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European Private Law


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A Master's programme on European civil and commercial law in context. It provides students with a coherent set of courses covering the issues central to the Europeanisation of private law.
Are you up to the challenge and ready to become the very best private lawyer you can possibly be? Do you want to look beyond the letter of law and discuss the justice and politics implicit in the rules of private law? Learn how to resolve cross-border private law issues in multiple European jurisdictions? Then come and study European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam.

In the European Private Law Master's at the Amsterdam Law School, students with a passion for private law experience a small-scale programme of the highest quality in a truly international environment. Students examine the core issues of private law from a comparative and transnational perspective. Our students are trained to analyse and anticipate legal developments and understand them in the light of the socio-economic and political context in which they occur. This unique mix of positive law and theoretical/critical analysis helps students to develop a creative approach to private law issues and provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to develop their careers at the highest level of national and international practice. 




Master of Laws


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

The Amsterdam Law School offers a self-study course in European Law before the Master’s programme starts, followed by an examination in September. This course is compulsory for those students who have not completed a course in European Union Law during their Bachelor’s programme. The course does not count for the 60 ECTS of the Master’s programme.

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
4 Sep '23 1 Apr '23 1 Apr '23


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