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Philosophy of Law (MA)

The master's programme in Philosophy of Law at Leiden University offers students the opportunity specialise in the philosophical foundations of legal systems and legal theories.

What will you study?

Taught by Leiden University's acclaimed international faculty, this programme explores key issues in relation to the institution of law and its role in society, including: Why do certain rules become law? What is the proper method for determining a law? What sorts of reasoning do legal practitioners use when they apply the law to a case?

Hone your intellect

This intellectually-rigorous programme attracts talented and motivated students. In-class debates with fellow students will fine-tune your reasoning skills and teach you how to formulate strong, logical arguments. Small classes allow for valuable, direct contact with your lecturers, who are invested in developing your potential.

Expect to graduate with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in critical-thinking – ensuring you stand out in any future career.

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