Career prospects

Visit to the EU

Towards a professional career

Even before you graduate, the LLM in European Law gives you a good introduction to professional practice through moot courts, visits to major European organisations, and the chance to speak with top-ranking professional lawyers. As a result, you will be well prepared for a legal career either in your home country or internationally. In previous years, graduates from this LLM have gone on to do well in a range of areas including:

  • corporate and private law practice;
  • national public service as a diplomat or civil servant;
  • legal or policy analysis with governments, international political organisations, and NGOs; and
  • academic or legal research.

After finishing your study, you can work as: 

The European Law programme aims to facilitate the connection between the student and the job market, in particular through:

  • an annual trip to Brussels and Luxembourg, with visits to a variety of EU legal institutions, as well as legal firms;
  • other visits to relevant domestic institutions such as Europol and Eurojust;
  • inviting alumni for various activities including informative presentations about their current employer and working environment and/or social and networking events;
  • attending career events, organised by students, in cooperation with the relevant student associations;
  • guest lectures by alumni and other speakers who provide insight on the relevance, development, or implementation/enforcement of European Union law in various organisations e.g. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU Court of Justice, the Dutch judiciary authority, business, and legal offices;
  • involvement of practitioners in various tutorial elements of the programme, both in terms of content, design, and assessment (among other examples, see the above-mentioned legal clinic, negotiation exercise, field surveys, and moot courts);
  • arranging and promoting internships.

Alumni stories

There is a growing network of Alumni on LinkedIn. Here you can find the LinkedIn group of European Law Alumni. Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates in European Law.

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students. Furthermore, the alumni network supports graduates with workshops and meet-ups after graduation to expand your network and skills.

UU Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.