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International and European Law

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
48 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
Den Haag

Program description

Our Law programme will prepare you for any legal career on a global scale from legal professional for a multinational organisation or a legal advisor at a governmental or non-governmental organisation

Are you interested in international and European law and justice? Do you see yourself as a high-flying legal professional for a multinational organisation or a legal advisor at a governmental or non-governmental organisation? Could you be someone that makes the laws? If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions then the International and European Law programme will prepare you for any legal career on a global scale.

The program strikes a balance between theory and practice. You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, self-study and group work. There’s a lot of reading involved, so you’ll need a lot of stamina and self-discipline to succeed. You will look at English language for law, legal reasoning, research skills, team working, legal writing, oral communication skills and debating We offer special training in Legal English, too, to help you understand specialist terms. You will perfect your spoken legal English. You will need a passion for language and reading.

International and European Law Study program
Students study the three main areas of law - international law, law of the European Union and national law in comparative perspective - through a series of lectures, workshops, and self-study. Lectures and workshops cover subjects such as comparative law, history of law, human rights, constitutional law, and international criminal law.

The program covers the key aspects of International Law, European law, and national laws in comparative perspective. More generally, it also looks at the wider principles and skills you need for a legal career – like listening, writing and presenting. Working in an international environment also takes cultural awareness. One of the things that sets our program apart is its focus on cross-cultural interaction. Our students and staff represent over 30 different nationalities. You’ll work in multicultural teams, learning to embrace other ways of thinking.

International and European Law: Practice
Throughout the programme, you’ll practice preparing legal documents like audits, counsel, pleadings, judgements, rulebooks, contracts – the kinds of things a practicing legal professional needs to produce. By the time you graduate, you’ll have built up a full portfolio, including your final thesis.

International and European Law: Theory
There are some fundamental subjects that all young legal professionals should know – like comparative law, history of law, philosophy of law, law and economics and alternative dispute resolutions.

But a large part of the programme is up to you to decide. You can choose from a range of advanced study subjects, depending on your own interests and career plans, like:

  • Migration
  • Child Rights
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • International Security and Environment
  • European Association Agreements
  • European Regulated Markets
  • International Insolvency
  • Transport and Lex Mercatoria

International and European Law Career Prospects

Our past graduates have a great track record. Some of our former students have gone on to work for multinationals, law firms and not-for-profit organizations, all over the world. Your degree could be the first step to being an attorney, barrister prosecutor or judge. But there are all other sorts of possibilities, too, beyond the courtroom. There are legal professionals working for all kinds of organizations, governments and (small) law firms - mediating, resolving conflicts, addressing everyday issues. There are advocates fighting for justice, in places where human rights and the rule of law aren’t established. An International Bachelor of Law opens you up to a range of exciting career choices, in any number of countries.

And as a graduate of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, you’ll benefit from our connections with all kinds of international organizations and institutions. The International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration, International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, The Hague Conference on Private International Law are all right here - on our doorstep.

International and European Law Student Reviews

Read what current European International Law Students have to say about the program. Jolana Makraiavo is currently doing an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. Katarina Otcenasova is also finishing her Bachelor degree in Law at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

Read what students have to say about the International and European Law Program

International and European Law Related Programs

Besides International and European Law, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Law related programs such as Safety and Security Management.

See which programs are related to the International and European Law Program 

International and European Law Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the International and European Law program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Law degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the International and European Law Program

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor program during the academic year 2013-2014. At  €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee. For more information, go to the The Hague University Scholarship program.

About The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to  perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.

Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Non-Dutch students will need a qualification equal to the Dutch VWO diploma such as International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur or GCE-A levels. Other diplomas may also be recognised but these will be subject to assessment.

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