12 March 2018

Two top rated programmes in Law, one first place in Keuzegids 2018

The Legal Research Masters and the Masters programme Public International Law have been assessed as 'top rated programmes' in the Keuzegids 2018. Legal Research may also call itself the best legal research master in the Netherlands.

With a score of 94 out of a 100, the Legal Research Master (LRM) is nationally number one in its category. Public International Law (PIL) scored 76 out of 100, with that score it is one of the best in the country. For this reason PIL, like LRM, can use the title "top rated programme" and a corresponding quality seal for information and marketing communication.

Assessments of studentents and accreditation

The Keuzegids (choice guide) Masters was issued on 8 March and is published annually by the Center for Higher Education Information. It is a guide meant for Bachelor's students to help them choose a masters programme. The Keuzegids is compiled on the basis of accreditation decisions of the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization and on the basis of student assessments from the National Student Survey. This year more than 740,000 students were invited to give their opinion about their study and educational institution and 36.4% completed the survey.

For each discipline an overview is given of starting salaries with - and this is new this year - an indication of the differences between programs. A total of twelve Utrecht masters finished first in Keuzegids 2018. Just like last year, Utrecht University is fifth in the ranking of nine general universities. The University of Groningen is number one.