Program Image Law and Sustainability

Law and Sustainability


Utrecht University mapmarker icon Utrecht Research university
Institution Logo Utrecht University

Law fostering sustainability and sustainable development is one of the fastest-developing, most challenging legal disciplines, and the EU has become a key global actor in this field. This Master’s programme on Law and Sustainability in Europe discusses how the EU and its Member States respond to challenges related to the sustainability transition in a globalised context. It approaches the role of Europe and its multi-layered legal regimes (including EU law) in an international setting. But it also teaches students how national law can play an essential role in implementing European law on sustainability. This unique dual approach is the core feature of this Master’s programme.

In this programme, you will: 

  • study one of the fastest-developing and most challenging legal disciplines;
  • acquire essential knowledge on EU sustainability policy and law, and learn from the Member States’ experiences in implementing EU and international regulatory instruments;
  • gain a solid understanding of the implications and effects of the legal framework on policy goals;
  • gain knowledge on how to approach sustainability in a multi-dimensional way to become a ‘sustainable’ regulator and enforcer or the sustainability law expert of a company or law firm; and 
  • acquire insight into the European legal regimes of climate protection, natural resources law and sustainable water management.






2 years

ECTS credits


Information not available

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee

Information not available


Application requirements

Information not available

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

Tuition fees  
Information not available
Information not available
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Jun '24 1 Apr '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Utrecht Sylff Scholarship

Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


Utrecht University

Main address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
030 - 2533550

Ready to apply?

Visit course website chevron icon
Utrecht University institution image
Utrecht University institution image