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Law and Economics

Utrecht University

Master Postgraduate Utrecht

Course description

Qualification Master of Laws / Master of Science
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary The Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues, and governance.
Course description Utrecht University's Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues and governance. In the Master's programme in Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance and mergers. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of economics and law is the prime focus of the programme. The programme has been organised in such way that students entering with a Bachelor of Law will be proceeding to an LLM degree, and students entering with a bachelor of economics (or business and economics) will be proceeding towards an MSc degree. As a consequence, the programme offers two tracks: one leading to an LLM and the other to an MSc.
Study subjects The programme is divided into two semesters, running from September untill January and from February till June. A semester is divided into two blocks. The academic year consists of six courses (worth 7.5 EC each) and a Master's thesis (worth 15 EC). A short break is taken over Christmas, and a graduation ceremony is held in July or August. The entire programme is taught in English and you are expected to write all exams, essays, and your thesis in English.
Course objectives Through its interdisciplinary approach focused on market regulation from both the legal and economic perspectives, this Master's programme will equip you with a completely new perspective and tool set. The curriculum will provide you with the academic knowledge, interdisciplinary understanding and research and analytical skills required for either a professional or academic career at the intersection of economics and law.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes tutorial, lecture, working group
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Information about the institution Commitment, inspiration, ambition and independence are Utrecht University's core values. The University fosters its academic community through investment in staff and students.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 17
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 18
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 93
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 17078€ 11464

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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