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Business Law

Radboud University

Master Postgraduate Nijmegen

Course description

Qualification Master of Laws
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary The Business Law programme brings together business and law thanks to its focus on private law. Its main study area is the legal challenges major companies face when operating in Europe.
Course description The specialisation in Business Law offers students the chance to become experts in the area of European company law. They benefit from the knowledge of the Business & Law Research Centre. This centre combines academic excellence with the practical expertise of major law firms. Compulsory courses in European Law *Advanced Notions of International and European Law (7 EC) *European and Comparative Company Law (7 EC) *European Competition Law (7 EC) Semi-optional courses (at least one course is compulsory) *EU External Relations Law (7 EC) *Principles of Finance and Secured Transactions(7 EC) *Public Int. Law Advanced (7 EC) *European Internal Market Law (7 EC) *European Law Moot Court Competition (7 EC) Optional courses (all 7 EC, a maximum of two courses) Autumn Semester *European Immigration Law *European Legal History *International Arbitration *International and Comparative Copyright Law *Law and Society *European Public Procurement Law *Private International Law Spring Semester *European Employment Law *European Private Law *International Individual Criminal Responsibility *International and European Tax Law *Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Law Master's thesis (18 EC)
Study subjects Business Law provides a basis regarding core issues of European Union Law such as Competition Law and EU External Relations Law. At the same time it provides you with the freedom to develop your own curriculum in EU Business Law by choosing between (semi-)optional courses such as Copyright Law, Finance and Insolvency Law, European Private Law, European and Comparative Company Law, Private International Law, International Arbitration and European Internal Market Law.
Course objectives The objective of this specialisation is for students to become experts in increasingly important field of European business law. The Business Law programme seeks to educate and prepare highly-skilled legal professionals that fully understand the rules governing international business and the internal market, facilitating their career at an early stage and empowering to make a substantial contribution to companies based in the EU or conducting international business in the EU-area.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, tutorial, lecture, working group, individual assignment, self study
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Law
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Admission requirements
  1. Please explain in your motivation letter why you would like to enrol in the Master's specialisation of your choice within the European Law programme. Also attach your resume with a photo and your grade list to this letter.
  2. A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in law and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board).
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 May 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 1 Nov 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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