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International Business Law: Climate Change and Corporations


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Climate change threatens humanity. The purpose of law is to protect legitimate human interests. You want to join the new generation of lawyers who engage constructively with these problems. They see practicing law in the context of the wider developments in society -- such as climate change and sustainability -- as the way forward for the legal profession.

Anyone running a business successfully today, cannot ignore sustainability. And, anyone wanting to devote themselves to tackling climate change must have knowledge of how businesses function. VU Amsterdam is the first university in Europe to offer an International Business Law degree that combines an outstanding, all-round Master’s programme in Business Law with a specific focus on one of the most complex legal challenges of our day: climate change.

During this Master's programme, you will be seeking answers to highly important, yet complex, questions such as: What are the legal means to fight climate change? What rights and responsibilities do businesses and governments have in terms of sustainability? Can states be forced to bring their policies in line with the Paris 2015 Agreement? How can corporate law facilitate green startups?




Master of Laws


1 year

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 17,150

€ 14,590


Application requirements

Admission to this Master’s programme is based on a relevant degree, and on merit and motivation.  

Merit is demonstrated by academic excellence, as evidenced by your overall grade average, your thesis, academic English proficiency, proficiency in (legal) research methods and techniques and recommendations. You should have a B+ or 7.2 as an overall average or a GPA of at least 3.25.

Admission to this Master’s programme is based on a relevant degree, and on merit and motivation.

Motivation is demonstrated not only in your motivation letter, but also by relevant extra-curricular academic and/or legal work experience on your CV.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 17,150
€ 14,590
Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 31 May '24 1 Apr '24


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Main address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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