European Law

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the European Law Master’s programme, you should possess:

  • a Bachelor’s in Law (LL.B.) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a recognised university; in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. in Political Science or equivalent) will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of law courses are included in the bachelor’s programme.
  • proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based) or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), evidenced by an appropriate test, occasionally complemented by a telephone interview.
  • in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections.

This requirement does not apply if you have:

  • completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
  • an International Baccalaureate, as defined here

Applicants may be offered admission to a pre-sessional English language course prior to entry if they have the following English language test scores. Admission to the pre-sessional English language is always at the discretion of the programme admission board and cannot be applied for.

  • An overall English score of IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (TOEFL 80 and 90 respectively) – with no band scores lower than IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)
  • A sufficient overall English score, but one or more band score of IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)

Students who have a LL.B. (Bachelor’s degree) in Law from Leiden University do not have to apply for admission.

Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission, but start in the first year of the bachelor’s.

For more information about entry requirements.

Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Law (Rechtsgeleerdheid)
  • Degree Master of Laws in Law
  • Mode of study Full-time, part-time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60084

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