Maastricht Graduate School of Law
The Graduate School of Law offers a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal research. It is dedicated to training excellent PhD researchers and honours students from all over the world, extending, deepening and actively applying their knowledge on their journey to becoming highly qualified researchers.
- Offers a stimulating and internationally oriented environment for legal and interdisciplinary research
- Provides expert supervision in various areas of law
- Offers a Master’s Honours Research Track and flexible PhD research programmes
Research & training
We aim at supervising research carried out in the areas of law in which our institutes and inter-university research schools are specialized:
- Global justice
- Institutional transformations
- Globalising markets
- Cross-border cooperation and mobility
- Law and Technology
The main focus is the role of law in an ever-globalising society and the institutional and substantive legal developments in Europeanisation and globalisation. Research is rooted in the research groups and institutes and in the domains of the inter-university Ius Commune Research School (the common law of Europe).
The Maastricht Graduate School of Law offers sound and tailor-made training to PhD researchers and Master’s Honours students. Both training programmes focus on research methodology, research integrity, skills training and career development.
In addition, PhD researchers may teach Bachelor’s and Master’s courses at Maastricht University in their field of expertise.
Four PhD Positions Faculty of Law Maastricht University 2024 - Call for Proposals
In 2024, the Faculty of Law provides funding for four paid fulltime PhD positions. You will find the application procedure here and this is the format for the research proposal. The closing date is Friday 19 January 2024 (17:00 hours).
LAW PhD Defences
"A human rights analysis of housing informality in Namibia: Challenges, Ambitions, and Misses"
"A Comparative Study of Legal Developments concerning Platforms in the EU, US, and Korea Focused on abuse of dominant position and creating a level playing field"
"Improving the assessment of pure ecological harm"
"Mapping authorship and ownership in contemporary art conservation: A study of law and practice"
PhD thesis written by Alice Giannini
The idea of criminal behavior of artificial intelligence (AI) systems is nothing new. In fact, science fiction has been dealing for decades with evil robots rebelling against humans and taking control, or with machines that go crazy and act unpredictably. Yet, it...
PhD thesis written by Sander Paul Martijn Kramer
A growing number of mobile individuals, who take advantage of their European freedoms of movement, face a lack of comprehensive pension information. This obstacle can hinder those who need pension information the most in making well-informed retirement...
PhD thesis written by Haiyang Yu
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