Law and Society (MSc)
Master's application and admission
Find out how to apply for Law and Society (MSc) at Leiden University by following our step-by-step guide.
This programme has a limited capacity. A maximum of 60 places is available; 55 for the start of September and 5 for the start of February. The Admission Committee will make a selection and will rank the requests for admission on the fulfilment of the requirements.
We strongly recommend prospective students to apply for the September intake and not for the February intake.
Students who start in February, start with the programme that is normally offered in the second semester. The programme however is logically structured in a very coherent and cohesive manner with September as point of departure. The first semester commences with a foundational theoretical course providing in-depth knowledge and understanding of key notions and theories of law & society, on which all subsequent courses build. Additionally, the thesis trajectory kicks off in the first semester with a course solely dedicated to the thesis proposal. Students will find it extremely hard to catch-up when they start the programme in the second semester, especially if they do not yet have a solid background in the Law & Society field.
The guide will give you the necessary help and guidance in submitting your application.
- Step 1: Check the admission requirements
- Step 2: Check the application deadlines
- Step 3: Collect the required documents
- Step 4: Start your application
- Step 5: Pay your tuition fees
- Step 6: Prepare for your studies at Leiden University
We advise you to complete your application well in advance of the application deadline.