Globalisation and Law Maastricht University

Globalisation and Law at Maastricht University: Why this programme?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 fulfil that need.

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Globalisation and Law at Maastricht University

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.


The specialisations share two common courses, which are mandatory for all students of the master: International Dispute Settlement and Corporate Social Responsibility. International Dispute Settlement deals with the institutions and procedures for the settlement of disputes not only between states but also between states and private entities, including investment and human rights disputes. CSR focuses on responsible entrepreneurship and the legal possibilities to enforce such behaviour. The specialisation in Corporate and Commercial Law offers students the opportunity to study the key areas of corporate and commercial practice in an international and global setting.

  • International dispute settlement
  • CSR

Specialisation Human Rights

  • Advanced international law
  • International human rights law
  • International trade law
  • International development law
  • Philip Jessup international law moot court
  • International criminal law International humanitarian law

Specialisation Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Law and economics
  • Intellectual property law
  • Principles and policy of insolvency law
  • Comparative company law International commercial law
  • Comparative corporate governance

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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