This Master's programme will start with several compulsory subjects and the compulsory non-credit course Academic Writing and Presentation Skills.
In addition, you will complete two research projects, take three optional courses, and write a Master’s thesis. With respect to the optional courses, you are (in principle) free to choose from the entire range of legal disciplines on offer within the Utrecht University School of Law. You are, however, expected to develop your own research profile in consultation with the tutor who supervises you throughout your two-year programme.

By completing this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the field of research in your relevant legal discipline by means of two research projects, which you will complete under the supervision of an experienced professor or senior lecturer. 

Year 1 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
15 EC 15 EC 15 EC 15 EC
Dynamics I: Constitutional and Administrative Law Dynamics II: Criminal Law, Human Rights and International Law Dynamics III: Private Law Methodology III: External Perspective
Methodology I: Internal Perspective Methodology II: Comparative Perspective Research Project I: Internal and/ or Comparative Perspective Methodology IV:Law as an Academic Discipline
0 EC 0 EC 0 EC 0 EC
Academic Writing and Presentation Skills (non-credit course) Academic Writing and Presentation Skills (non-credit course) Methodology Round Table (non-credit course) Methodology Round Table (non-credit course)
Year 2 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
15 EC 15 EC 30 EC
Elective course within research profile Elective course within research profile Thesis Legal Research
Research Project II: External Perspective  Elective course within research profile
0 EC 0 EC 0 EC 0 EC
Methodology Round Table (non-credit course) Methodology Round Table (non-credit course) Methodology Round Table (non-credit course) Methodology Round Table (non-credit course)

Students enrolled in 2016-2017 or previous years, if you are required to follow courses in the first semester of the academic year 2017/2018, please contact the Study Advisor during the enrolment period in order to discuss your curriculum. The period of enrolment is May 29 up to June 25 2017.