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Take advantage of a growing need for legal researchers

For legal practitioners and academics alike, legal research skills are increasingly important. Universities and research centres, but also law firms, companies, courts, non-governmental organisations and public authorities all have a need for thorough, well-trained lawyers with excellent writing skills and a research-oriented mindset. The Legal Research programme will help you to become the type of well-rounded lawyer that our changing society needs. Read more about the Career Prospects.

Become a perceptive and analytic thinker

Our complex, pluralist, and constantly developing society is in clear need of sharp analytical thinkers. Traditional law courses do not always provide graduates with the required knowledge and skills to meet this demand. Utrecht University developed the two-year Legal Research Master’s programme to fill this gap. This programme offers both an excellent foundation for further PhD studies and a strong preparation for a career as a legal practitioner in the commercial, public service or academic sectors. As part of this programme, you complete courses in legal research methods as well as take substantive courses on the dynamics of law. You spend approximately one year engaged in taking courses in your own field of interest, conducting legal research projects and writing a Master thesis.

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