The Master Labour Law and Employment Relations combines international labor law and human resource studies. Due to internationalization of the labor market there is a growing demand for lawyers and HR managers that have specific knowledge of the consequences and issues that arise in a international labor market. The internationalization of the labor market leads to complex legal relationships between employers and employees. This master’s program provides this specific knowledge in order to solve these complex issues. Knowledge of European and international law is hereby essential as well as general knowledge of other jurisdictions. This program offers an interdisciplinary approach which learns students to look beyond the borders. Moreover, this program also has a compulsory internship where you will learn how to deal with practical issues in this area.


The program consists of elective courses for a total of 39 ECTS. From these 39 ECTS, there have to be three legal courses and 12 ECTS non-legal courses. The amount of ECTS per course differ from 3-6. The courses the students can choose from in the first semester are Comparative Labour Law, Compensation & Benefits, EU Labour Law & Social Policy, International HRM, Social Policy and Social Risks and Comparative EU Industrial Relations. Depending on the bachelor’s program of a student, it is also possible to follow the courses Introduction Law and Introduction Research Methodologies. In the second semester the following courses are offered: Geneva Seminar, International Labour Law, Organizational Change and Transnational Labour Law. The program will be concluded with an internship (3 ECTS) and the master’s thesis (18 ECTS).