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Maastricht University

University College Maastricht, Zwingelput 4, 6211 Maastricht, Netherlands
Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands. More than 40% of the students and almost 30% of the teaching staff come from abroad. The university has more than 13,000 students and offers a wide choice of academic programmes. UM uses Problem-Based Learning (PBL), which was originally developed in Maastricht. PBL is billed as more than just acquiring knowledge and is about exchanging knowledge in a challenging and effective way thereby increasing students’ knowledge and, in particular, their ability to deal with new problems, rules, and laws. Most programmes are taught in English.

The Law School

The Faculty of Law consists of approximately 2,500 students and is located in the city centre.

Courses are characterised by their small-scale approach.

During the first year there is a maximum of 15 students in each tutorial group, which makes education intensive and student-centred.

Students learn by solving problems.

Tutorial groups are guided by a tutor and chaired by a student discussion leader. A student takes notes on the tutorials; a student gives a presentation at every meeting; and students have access to the electronic learning environment.

This small-scale approach allows for individual attention and a great deal of effort is made to guide students in writing papers and preparing presentations. Additionally, students can practice in the faculty mock courtroom.

Moot courts
The faculty is actively involved in several moot courts.

An international faculty
The faculty’s education is international and the staff is comprised of many different nationalities; including foreign guest lecturers.

Many English-taught elective courses are offered.

Students at the law faculty are given the opportunity to work as student assistants.

Faculty research is concentrated within two research schools:
-- the Human Rights research school, and
-- the Ius Commune research school.

The Program

There are a number of master's programmes.

For more information, please see the master's programme of your choice.

Entry Requirements

The application requirements vary for each programme.

For detailed information, please see the master's programme of your choice.