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Legal Research

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24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The unique LLM in Legal Research gives you the crucial research and analytical skills that are in demand today - whether your ambitions focus on working in academia or in a commercial law firm.

If you have a Bachelor's in law, a curious and analytical mind, and a desire to dig deep into complex legal issues, you'll find the LLM Legal Research to be a programme of unparalleled quality, opportunity, and relevance. Facilitated by Utrecht's Law Faculty- renowned throughout Europe for prolific and excellent legal research- this 2-year prestige Master's gives you the time and support to lay a solid foundation for an academic, commercial, PhD or public policy career. A maximum of 25 participants begin the LLM Legal Research each year.

Challenging courses in research methodologies, academic writing, and the dynamics of law in the EU and international context prepare you to take on a variety of research projects, deepening your research skills and knowledge in your preferred legal field. Working with your professors you gain an academic network as well, helpful for future PhD research.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Grade average

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Assessment interview


Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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