Law (Research)

Course Information
  • Subject: Law
  • Level: Master
  • Type of Degree: LLM
  • Cost: EUR 1,951 2015/2016

Course description

The LLM Research Master in Law is a two-year master's programme designed for talented bachelor's students with strong analytical skills and an interest in academic research. Students who already have a master's degree can apply for the abridged one-year programme.

Offered in cooperation with Leuven University (Belgium), students from all over the world gain access to the best professors in the field at two world-class universities, participating in courses at both Tilburg and Leuven. The Research Master in Law ranks # 1 in The Netherlands according to the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs (Dutch Guide to Higher Education), 2012.

An exceptionally broad curriculum is just one of the ways in which this programme offers talented young researchers a superior academic learning environment. Students enjoy a high level of faculty guidance and peer support in writing their research proposal, which serves as the basis for future applications to PhD or other research positions. Students enjoy exceptional flexibility, with the scope to choose their own research topic, supervisor and research group.

The LLM Research Master in Law is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the task of developing new knowledge and first-rate academic research skills in the area that interests you - knowledge that can help solve important societal issues.

Career Prospects

A Research Master's in Law degree represents the successful completion of the first stage of your research career. It can also serve as a powerful launch-pad for a career as a legal practitioner.

Graduates of this programme are equipped to conduct research at various organisations from universities to government bodies and international organisations. 

While the emphasis in this programme is on legal research, it is also excellent preparation for a career in legal practice. Around 50% of the students who have successfully completed this program have gone on to pursue a (PhD) research career within or outside Tilburg University, while 50% have become legal practitioners and found employment at law firms and international organisations worldwide.

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