Master of Law and Economics

Master of Law and Economics

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

12 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

60 Credits

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2143 EUR

International Fees : 17078 EUR

Comment:

There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above. Visit University page for more information

Funding Options

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Bright Minds Fellowships, Holland Scholarships, Orange Tulip, Utrecht Sylff Scholarships, etc.

Ranked as best in the field. The highly regarded Keuzegids Master’s Selection Guide 2019 ranked Utrecht University’s Law and Economics programme as the best in its field in the Netherlands. The programme was rated as 'good' and received an index score of 71 points.

 


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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. As a graduate of this programme, you will be uniquely prepared to bridge what is a common gap between these disciplines. You combine the joint goal of this programme with one of the two distinctive tracks of Law and Economics. Find out more about the following tracks:

GROWING DEMAND FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXPERTS

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 programme, you will examine legal and managerial issues as well as the underlying economic theories behind such cases as:

  • The European Commission’s imposition of a €1.47 billion fine on Philips for operating a cathode ray tube cartel.
  • UPS’s withdrawal from a €5.16 billion deal with TNT Express after European regulators moved to block the acquisition.
  • The European Commission’s investigation into the proposed acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo by US-based Liberty Global.
  • The adequacy of governance codes in addressing Rhineland vs. shareholder economies in the area of executive pay, amongst other things.
  • The demise and subsequent bailouts of international banks by governments attempting to prevent financial system collapse.
  • The relocation of financial headquarters, or the use of transfer prices, to avoid paying taxes, as was recently revealed by firms like Google, Starbucks, and the Rolling Stones.

Would you like to know more about studying Law and Economics at Utrecht University? Get in touch with the programme leaders Mira Scholten MSc LLM  (LLM track) and Prof. dr. Stephanie Rosenkranz (MSc track). Or have a look at our movie to get an impression. 

Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master?

Check the entry requirements and apply here


CAREER PROSPECTS

Upon graduation, you will be:

  • Capable of conducting independent research in the areas of law and economics.
  • Able to solve problems in the areas of law and economics, both independently and with others, while taking societal considerations into account.
  • Apply legal and economic knowledge, theories and models for the testing or the development of policies of firms, organizations, or governmental bodies.
  • Able to professionally collaborate with others in interdisciplinary teams while evaluating your own performances, and contribute to combining and generating new knowledge within the team.

WHY STUDY IN UTRECHT

  • A real world perspective: real-life economic situattions, international community, experienced professionals. By working alongside individuals with real world experience, you will not only build up a solid knowledge base in your area of study, but you will also build on your professional network and gain an insider’s view into professional practice.
  • You will be studying at one of the world's top universities: The Shanghai Ranking places UU as the top university in the Netherlands, 13th in Europe, and 47th in the world.
  • Top facilities in a beautiful historic city: You will have access to a wide range of high-quality facilities such as Wi-Fi, cross-campus library access, and online access to academic books, journals, and databases.
  • Active student association with a variety of student activities: from social gatherings to field trips and guest lectures, and every year, the study association hosts an annual career event and scientific conference, where you can speak with – and get noticed by – representatives from many major international companies.

Read more here


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • LLM Track: Knowledge/competence in the field of Principles of Microeconomics and
    • a bachelor in Law;
    • or a minor in Law (45 EC), including knowledge/competence in the field of European law.
       
  • MSc Track: Knowledge/ competence in the field of European law and
    • a bachelor degree in Economics
    • or sufficient knowledge of economics including knowledge/competence in the fields of:
      • Principles of Microeconomics;
      • Mathematics for Economists;
      • Industrial organisation and Competition Policy;
      • Corporate Finance and Behaviour;
      • Econometrics

We specifically encourage applications from students with a background in Political Sciences and Social Sciences provided that they have knowledge of the fields listed above.

Recommended knowledge

  • For students who have not done a bachelor in Economics and who wish to do the LLM track, an extra economics course in the field of Law and Economics is recommended.

The admission and application requires varies depending on your nationality and institution where you obtained your previous degree. Enter to this page to check the specific requirements for your specific case

Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master?

Check the entry requirements and apply here

 

More Information

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

12 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

60 Credits

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2143 EUR

International Fees : 17078 EUR

Comment:

There are a few situations in which the required tuition fee differs from the fees mentioned above. Visit University page for more information

Funding Options

Utrecht Excellence Scholarships, Bright Minds Fellowships, Holland Scholarships, Orange Tulip, Utrecht Sylff Scholarships, etc.

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