European Law School - Internal Market Law Maastricht University

why study European Law School - Internal Market Law at Maastricht University? The European Union has had a significant impact on the legal profession. To be a successful lawyer in an integrating Europe, you'll have to be familiar with both European law and the national legal systems of the main European countries. The European Law School programme at Maastricht University is an ambitious programme. You’ll study traditional legal subjects from a European and comparative perspective and you’ll gain a deep understanding of how European law interacts with national law.

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European Law School- Internal Market Law at Maastricht University

Are you inquisitive, analytical and internationally-minded? Do you like coming up with creative solutions to complex legal questions? And can you see yourself providing clients with legal advice on European tenders, or migration to the EU? European Law School may be the programme you're looking for. It offers a broad range of courses on different areas of European law, such as competition law, criminal law, family law and financial regulation. You'll also be familiarised with the methods and content of legal argumentation. Upon graduation, your deep understanding of EU law will make you an excellent candidate for a legal position at an international organisation or a government institute. But your analytical skills and quick legal reasoning will also be an asset if you choose to pursue a career in national law.

Unique expertise

Maastricht’s Faculty of Law has unique expertise in the field of international, European and comparative law. Staff members include (former) officials of European institutions and international organisations. They have worked at research institutes connected to the European Commission, at think-tanks and NGO’s and at private practices. They will be able to give you a first-hand account of the workings of European organisations, bringing the world right into your classroom. The courses are taught by scientists from Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL), which is one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious centres for research in this field.


The ELS programme comprises three tracks: EU law, Ius Commune and the ‘free track’. The EU law specialisation focuses on EU law and how it is applied by and in the Member States. The Ius Commune specialisation involves comparative law, studies common principles of European private and public law and explores how these principles can help to develop and shape EU law. The free track allows students to combine the main features and benefits of the EU law and Ius Commune specialisations.

  • European environmental law
  • European property law
  • European competition law
  • Family law in Europe
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • International and European tax law
  • European criminal law
  • European migration law and citizenship
  • Comparative company law
  • Issues of European integration
  • External relations of the European Union
  • State Aid and Public Procurement in the EU (Jean
  • Monnet module)
  • European tort law
  • Comparative corporate governance
  • European labour and social security law
  • Advanced European law

  • International class
  • International faculty
  • Lessons in foreign language 100%
  • International study tours

Students with a non-Dutch diploma should have:

  •     a bachelor’s degree in law from a non-Dutch university
  •     a bachelor’s degree in a field other than law
  •     a degree from a non-Dutch institute of higher vocational education

Language proficiency:

  • IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL:minimum score of 575(PBT), 233(CBT) or 90(iBT)  
  • Cambridge examinations: CPE with grade A, B , C  
  • CAE with grade A, B or C+
Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • Motivation letter
  • References
  • Examination

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT), 233 computer-based (CBT) or 90 internet-based (iBT)
  • Cambridge examinations CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C+


Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Equivalent qualification
Contribution to selections: YES
Maximum number of students admitted: 75
Cost of the master: Not declared
UM Career Services aims at assisting students in a successful preparation for their future career. This goal is achieved by providing students with the required education, information, advice and counselling. In addition UM Career Services links students of Maastricht University to the job market in various ways.

  • Job posting
  • Multimedia resources: links/e-books
  • Dedicated office
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • International opportunities
  • Companies presentations
  • Careerday
  • Careerday per area (finance, HR, etc.)
  • Support in CV writing
  • Orientation seminars
  • Interview preparation
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