Global Law, L.L.B. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
36 months
9100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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The Bachelor’s program in Global Law at Tilburg University combines insights from multiple legal systems rather than studying law by reference to one national law only. Develop skills to understand and deal with challenges from multiple points of view and become the linking pin in international organizations.

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The Bachelor’s program Global Law at Tilburg University offers a new point of view when it comes to law: it puts ‘global’ before ‘local’. Global Law goes beyond the limits of one jurisdictional system and allows you to integrate knowledge from different research fields when you tackle an assignment. This type of broad knowledge is essential when you work in an organization where legal cases can involve a range of different jurisdictions, perspectives and solutions.

The program teaches all of the main legal topics found in traditional legal education, such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, property law, and constitutional law. What makes Global Law unique, however, is that these topics are approached from a global perspective.

Becoming a global lawyer

You will gain academic depth and develop the practical skills to help you approach transnational conflicts from a global perspective. You will learn to refer to not just one specific national legal system, but to also consider solutions from other jurisdictions or from international law. The program will help you gain a broader understanding of the function, basic principles, and core areas of law. At the same time, it provides you with the unique skills of a global lawyer, which are more and more in demand in a globalizing world. When you graduate, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB).

With an LLB or LLM in your pocket, you are ready to start your career as a professional in an interdisciplinary team within a large organization. With the skills acquired during your studies, you will be well equipped to aim for leading positions in the international job market.

A significant number of lawyers, such as specialists in law, are employed by large organizations other than law firms. Such organizations are, for instance, large businesses -  typically called ‘in-house counsel’ - large non-profit or non-governmental organizations, ministries or other public administrations, or international organizations. Typically, these positions do not require the applicant to be a member of any professional Bar association, as long as he or she has been trained in law. Accordingly, the Bachelor’s program in Global Law, if followed by an appropriate Master's degree, will enable you to apply for these positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Year 1:

  • Introduction to Global Law I
  • Introduction to the philosophy of Global Law
  • History of International Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Methods and Techniques
  • Linguistic and Argumentation Skills I
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Global Law II
  • Tort Law
  • Global Legal History
  • Business for Lawyers

Year 2:

  • Public International Law
  • Perspectives on Law
  • Obligations and Contract Law I
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Administrative Law
  • Property Law
  • Law, Technology and Society
  • European Union Law
  • Conflicts of Law
  • Linguistic and Argumentation Skills II
  • Career Development

Year 3:

In the first semester, you can choose between an exchange or a minor. In the second semester you will take the following courses:

  • Commercial Law
  • Obligations and Contract Law II
  • Advanced Philosophy of Global Law
  • Final Essay
  • Career Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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180 ECTS

Fast track candidates will follow a selection of courses, which altogether are 120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have a secondary school diploma* which is equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • Since the Bachelor Global Law is taught entirely in English, you need to demonstrate your English language proficiency.
To be able to assess your suitability for the program, we need the following documents from you:
  • Your diploma(s) and grade list(s) 
  • We also require you to write a motivation letter where you mention the following:
    • What are your aspirations for the future?
    • What will your participation in the Global Law program bring to the classroom and to your fellow students?
    • Give a brief example of a topic or problem you hope to better understand with the help of Global Law.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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