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Leiden Law School offers different intensive English-taught Master's programmes, that provide tremendous opportunities for talented students.

Our LL.M. and MSc Programmes

The Master of Laws programmes are part of the standard Dutch law curriculum and form the required elements for students wishing to qualify for legal practice in the Netherlands. Four regular  LL.M. programmes are English-taught and also accessible for international students. Next to our LL.M. programmes we also offer MSc programmes in Criminal Justice and Law and Society.

If you already have some work experience then our advanced LL.M. programmes might be interesting for you. These programmes are for lawyers who want to specialise further and expand their career opportunities.

For a total overview of our Dutch and English-taught Master's programmes, click here.

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Choosing the right master's can be a challenge. Leiden University offers you different possibilities to orientate yourself or to deepen your knowledge about a specific programme.

  • Almost all English-taught master's programmes of Leiden Law School offer an Online Master's Experience in the week of 20-24 February 2023. Please go to this page for a total overview and for registration.
  • On the 17th of March 2023, Leiden Law School organises an On Campus Master's Experience. You can visit us in Leiden, meet staff and students and register for short lectures. Go this this page for more information and registration. 
  • If you have a specific question you can also contact the master /programme coordinator of the programme you're interested in. Go to the programme's webpage and under 'Contact' you can find his/her email address.
  • Or maybe you would like to chat with a current student and hear all about his or her experiences at Leiden Law School? Get in touch easily with one of our Unibuddy ambassadors

Starting in september

  • If you need a visa or residence permit, you must apply for admission before 1 April. The same deadline applies to students who already have a Dutch residence permit for study purposes and need to extend it.
  • If you do not need a visa or residence permit, you must apply for admission before 15 May.
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