Are you curious, analytical and ready to take on new challenges in a dynamic academic environment? Are you interested in writing academic texts, or engaging in debate, and tackling complicated legal issues? Would you like the opportunity to complete an in-depth Master’s-level programme in law that extends beyond the standard one-year period? The two-year Legal Research Master’s at Utrecht University may be the perfect choice for you!

Take advantage of a growing need for legal researchers

For legal practitioners and academics alike, legal research skills are increasingly important. Law firms have a growing need for thorough, well-trained lawyers with excellent writing skills and a research-oriented mindset. The Legal Research programme will help you to become the type of well-rounded lawyer that our changing society needs.

Become a perceptive and analytic thinker

Legislative and executive processes at the international, national and local levels need sharp analytical thinkers. Traditional law courses do not always provide graduates with the required knowledge and skills to meet this demand. Utrecht University developed the two-year Legal Research Master’s programme to fill this need.

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The Legal Research Master’s programme prepares you for a legal career as a practitioner in the commercial, public service or academic sectors, and it also offers you an excellent foundation for further studies at the PhD level. As part of this programme, you will complete courses in legal research skills as well as in your chosen field. You will also spend approximately one year engaged in legal research projects and writing a Master’s thesis.

The close interaction with faculty members prepared me for my work as a PhD fellow
Irina Buga

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: LLM
  • Master's degree in: Legal Research (research)
  • Programme: Legal Research
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
60744
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
120
Start of studies:
September
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Law, Economics and Governance 
Graduate school:
Law, Economics and Governance
  • Irina Buga 2
    The close interaction with faculty members prepared me for my work as a PhD fellow