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Career prospects

The Master’s programme in Law & Finance fills a large demand for financial legal specialists for which offers one of the only degrees in the world. Graduates from this Master, will typically find employment as:

  • Lawyers, in the corporate/transactional and financial practices of law firms.
  • Legal and compliance experts in the financial industry (including banks, insurance companies and pension funds).
  • Legal Counsel for in-house legal departments of multinational corporations and/or international organisations.
  • Legal and compliance officers for financial supervisory authorities.
  • Consultants in positions requiring legal and financial knowledge in organisations such as think-tanks, accounting firms, proxy advisors, among others.
  • Academic researchers in law and finance.

Our students and graduates

Student Performance 1st cohort (2018-2019)

  • 21 (54%) of the 1st semester Thesis track have graduated.
  • Average grade: 8
  • Median grade: 8
  • 9 (23%) of the 2nd semester Thesis track just finished as well

Where did they go?

  • 2 on a PhD @UvA
  • Interns @law firms
  • Simmons & Simmons, Clifford Chance, DLA, De Brauw
  • In-house counsel trainees
  • Banks, national & international
  • 1 central bank (DNB)

Find your international job

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) has compiled a website about finding a job in the Netherlands for international students: Career in Holland.