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Master European Law - Leiden University

European Law (LL.M.)


Honours Programmes

International Leiden Leadership Programme

The International Leiden Leadership Programme (ILLP) is an extracurricular honours programme for talented master's students. The programme focuses on your leadership skills and provides an insight into your leadership qualities. The ILLP starts in January and is worth 5 EC. The ILLP works with assessments, training sessions, seminars and coaching.

Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an extracurricular Dutch-taught honours programme for talented master’s students. The LLP is worth 20 EC and covers the full academic year. Teaching in the LLP is done in small groups and students can work on their development as a leader. The programme focuses on assessments, skills training sessions, practical assignments and seminars.

Master Honours Education

Are you a curious and motivated master’s student? The Honours Academy of Leiden University offers various kinds of extracurricular education, ranging from long-running programmes to short-term courses. 

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in a leadership challenge? Join the Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP). This one-year programme will equip you with the leadership knowledge, insights and skills you need to increase your societal impact. You further your personal development through trainings, seminars and a practical assignment within an organisation, in which you learn to cooperate intensively with other professionals. With the LLP, you earn 15 EC in addition to your regular master's degree.

Master Honours Classes & Challenges

Would you like to further develop your academic skills and societal awareness? Join one of our Master Honours Classes & Challenges. In a small-scale, interdisciplinary course, you will tackle a complex issue for society or for a specific partner organisation. You will learn about the latest scientific insights concerning the topic and cooperate in a practical setting, together with students from many different backgrounds. There are Master Honours Classes on offer for 5 or 10 EC. 

Moot Court Competitions

Participation in moot courts is actively supported. The European Law Moot Court Competition (ELMC) is the most prestigious moot court for European Law and Leiden has a proud tradition of participating and winning prizes. Since 2012 we have won the prizes for Best Overall Team (2013); Best Written Pleadings (2015); Best Advocate General (2016) and (2020)

Annual study trip

You can join our annual study trip to Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. This so-called ‘RIO-reis’ takes place in March. During the study trip we visit European institutions, courts, think tanks and law firms. Previously, for example, we visited the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank, the European Council, the European Parliament, the Commission and Brunswick Group LLP.

High-profile internships

You can benefit from the extensive network of our staff, who can facilitate internships (not officially part of the programme).

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