Welcome
at Maastricht University
Master’s Open Day 9 October 2010
Master European Law School
Master Globalisation and Law
Master International Laws
Dr. J. Israël
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Three International Masters
• Each with its own focus and
appeal
• General profile of student
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Motivated
International/European outlook
Intellectually curious
Fluent in English
• Aim to prepare for
international career in law,
policy, academia
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Master
Globalisation
& Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Background & Characteristics
• Globalisation and Law
– Globalisation and Traditional Nation-State
– Human Rights response
– Corporate and Commercial Law
• Academically formed law graduates
– Strong interest in Internationalisation of Law
• Human Rights
• Corporate & Commercial
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Globalisation & Law
Human Right
1
2
Advanced
International
Law
International
Criminal Law
Principles &
Policy of
Insolvency
4
5
International
Trade Law
International
Humanitarian
Law
Corporate
Social
Responsibility
Comparative
Company
Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
International
Development
Law
Comparative
Corporate
Governance
International
Commercial
Law
6
thesis
Law &
Economics
Intellectual
Property Law
thesis
Corporate and
Commercial Law
International
Dispute
Settlement
International
Human Rights
Law
3
Master
European Law
School
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Background & Characteristics
• An ever closer Union
– Increasing importance of European
Community Law
– Increasing need to be able to quickly grasp
the legal systems of Member States
• Academically formed law graduates
– Experts on European Law and policy
– Comparative perspective
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
European Law School (until Sep 2011)
2
Advanced
European
Law
3
5
European
Competiton
Law
European
Criminal
Law
External
Relations of
the EU
European
Property
Law
Comparative
Constitution
al Law
European
Labour &
Social
Security Law
European
Environmental Law
European
Tort Law
Family Law
in Europe
European
Migration
Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
6
thesis
4
thesis
Minimum of five
1
European Law School (as of Sep 2011)
EU Law
Optional
1
2
European
Competition
Law
European
Environmental
Law
European
Family Law
4
5
European
Migration and
Citizenship
External
Relations of
the EU
Capita of
European
Integration
Comparative
Company Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
European
Labour and
Social Security
European Tort
Law
European
Criminal Law
6
thesis
European
Property Law
Comparative
Constitutional
Law
thesis
Ius Commune
Optional
Advanced
European
Law
Int’l & Eur. Tax
Law
3
Master
International Laws
(Law and
Language Studies)
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Background & Characteristics
• Legal practice today
– Public and private
– Cross-border problems
• Double strength
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Combination of legal and language training
Two-year programme
Study abroad
International, European and Comparative Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Programme
First Year: Maastricht University
• Two Mandatory Courses
– Advanced European Law
– Advanced International Law
• Electives
– Courses of European Law School and Globalisation and Law
• Language courses
Second year: abroad
• One or two semesters at partner faculty
• Thesis
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Languages & Networks
•Maastricht language training
–Languages
•Maastricht network of partner universities
•Information on partner universities available
on www.maastrichtuniversity.nl => faculty of
law => students => education => studying
abroad
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Partner Universities: English taught
(limited number of places for each university)
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Europe
– UK: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Canterbury, Exeter, Glasgow,
Huddersfield, Lancaster, Londen, Norwich, Reading
– Continent: Antwerp, Louvain, Lisbon, Prague, Thessaloniki,
Turku, Lund, Uppsala, Lodz, Warsaw, Istanbul
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Elsewhere
– Australia: ANU (Canberra)
– Canada: McGill (Montreal), UBC (Vancouver), Osgoode
(Toronto)
– South Africa: Stellenbosch
– USA: Washburn (Topeca), Wayne State (Detroit), LSU
(Baton Rouge)
– Singapore: Singapore Management University
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Partner Universities: French taught
(limited number of places for each university)
• Europe
– Aix-Marseille, Bordeaux, Nancy, Nice
– Thessaloniki, Lausanne, Liege
• Elsewhere
– Canada: McGill (Montreal)
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Partner Universities: German taught
(limited number of places for each university)
•Germany
–Dusseldorf, Munster,
Saarbrucken, Trier
•Austria
–Vienna
•Switzerland
–Zurich
•Greece
–Thessaloniki
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Partner Universities: Spanish taught
(limited number of places for each university)
•Spain
–Alcalá de Henares
–Barcelona
–Bilbao
–Granada
–Madrid
–Salamanca
–San Sebastian
•South America
–PUC (Santiago de
Chile)
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Partner Universities: Italian taught
(limited number of places for each university)
• Florence
• Trento
• Torino
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Admisson requirements
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Academic requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in law from
– A Dutch university
– An equivalent bachelor’s degree in law from a non-Dutch university.
or
• A (bachelor) degree from
– An institute of higher vocational education
– A university in a field other than law.
• In the latter case an entrance exam is required.
– November and May
– Computer-based (on-line)
• ELS
• G&L
• ILs
= European law
= International Law
= International and European Law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Language requirements
• Applicants who are non-native English speakers and
have their undergraduate degree in a language
other than English must meet one of the following
requirements:
– IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5
– TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT),
233 computer-based (CBT), or 90 internet-based (iBT)
– Cambridge examinations: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in
English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in
Advanced English) with grade A, B or C+
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Continuing/Selective Masters
• Continuing Masters
– European Law School
– Globalisation & Law
• Selective Master
– International Laws
– Above average grades
• 7.5 (NL) or 2.1 (UK)
• Language
• Letters of recommendation/motivation
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Honours programme
• Master’s research track
– European comparative law and human rights
• In addition to regular programme
• 1st semester
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Foundations of the common law of Europe
Challenges in human rights research
Multidisciplinary study of law
Skills
• 2nd semester
– Specialisation in comparative private law, public law or
human rights
– Extended master’s thesis on the topic of their choice.
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Questions?
More information:
[email protected]
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www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/law
Faculty of Law/ Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
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