Universiteit Maastricht

Faculty of Law

Course information

For exchange students
Courses offered to exchange students 2011-2012
Courses offered to exchange students 2012-2013
Courses offered to exchange students 2013-2014
The courses offered to exchange students 2014-2015 will be set and published in the early part of April 2014.

For CIEL students
Courses offered to CIEL students 2011-12
Courses offered to CIEL students 2012-2013
Courses offered to CIEL students 2013-2014
The courses offered to CIEL students 2014-2015 will be set and published in the early part of April 2014.

For THEMIS students
Courses offered to THEMIS students 2011-12
Courses offered to THEMIS students 2012-2013
Courses offered to THEMIS students 2013-2014
The courses offered to THEMIS students 2014-2015 will be set and published in the early part of April 2014.

Requirements for students taking bachelor's courses

  • Bachelor students take courses from the bachelor’s programme only
  • English is the language of instruction in all programmes
  • The programme responsible (coordinator) at your home university has to state that your level of English is sufficient in order to actively participate in English taught courses by signing the ECTS statement home university
  • However, we do not require formal proof of fluency if a student will take only bachelor's courses
  • Bachelor students are to choose two courses of 6 ECTS each or one course of 12 ECTS per period. With exception of the third period when just one course should be taken
  • Students staying for one semester who have to take 30 credits and who can’t take a course in period 3 will be given permission to take 3 courses in a period once
  • Students staying for the full academic year who have to take 60 credits will be given permission to take 3 courses in a period once. With exception of the third period when just one course should be taken
  • For an extra course permission needs to be asked. Permission will only be granted if very special reasons apply
  • Mind, if you take an extra course, you will have to deal with a studyload that is above average
  • Please note that it is not possible to write papers in addition to the courses
  • Students have to follow classes right from the start of the block period. Only in exceptional cases students are admitted to course meetings until one week after courses have started. Students who arrive later will not be admitted to the course meetings of that particular block period - they will have to wait until the courses of the next period start

Requirements for students taking master's courses

  • Master students can choose freely from both bachelor's and master's courses, depending on home requirements
  • Only master students will be admitted to master's courses
  • A minimum of 180 credits of a university law programme will give access to master's courses
  • The credits must have been obtained before you come to Maastricht
  • Students from law post-graduate programmes have access to master's courses
  • Students who want to participate in master's courses will need to provide proof of sufficient English language level. For exchange students we will accept a certificate of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. Other certificates that suffice are TOEFL internet-based with a score 90 or more, IELTS 6.5 or more, CPE (all grades), CAE A, B or C+
  • Native speakers and students taking their degree programme in English are exempted (be it that visa requirements with regard to language level may apply and cannot be exempted)
  • Master students are to choose two courses of 6 ECTS each or one course of 12 ECTS per period. With exception of the third period when just one course should be taken
  • Students staying for one semester who have to take 30 credits and who can’t take a course in period 3 will be given permission to take 3 courses in a period once
  • Students staying for the full academic year who have to take 60 credits will be given permission to take 3 courses in a period once. With exception of the third period when just one course should be taken
  • For an extra course permission needs to be asked. Permission will only be granted if very special reasons apply
  • Mind, if you take an extra course, you will have to deal with a studyload that is above average
  • Please note that it is not possible to write papers in addition to the courses
  • Students have to follow classes right from the start of the block period. Only in exceptional cases students are admitted to course meetings until one week after courses have started. Students who arrive later will not be admitted to the course meetings of that particular block period - they will have to wait until the courses of the next period start