LLM in Energy and Climate Law

University of Groningen

Program Description

LLM in Energy and Climate Law

University of Groningen

What did liberalization do for the energy sector? And did it change the relationship between the state and the energy industry? Should energy companies be concerned with climate change?

Today, the energy sector is changing as a result of market liberalization and climate change concerns. The EU presents a typical example of this scenario but similar developments can also be found in other parts of the world. This specialized programme will present the main principles of energy market liberalization and how climate law affects the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example.

The programme is designed to equip its graduates for a career as an in-house lawyer in an energy company, but it is also suitable for those who are interested in a career working as an energy expert for major law firms. Also, a career as an energy lawyer in governmental institutions and ministries, inter- and non-governmental organizations and academic institutions would be very likely.

Admission Requirements

Language requirements

If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency. Acceptable test scores are:

  • TOEFL: 92 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • CAE or CPE
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Previous education

You will need a Law degree and a GPA equivalent to 7/10 on a Dutch grading scale to qualify for this programme. Furthermore, you will need to provide an academic reference, your curriculum vitae, and a motivation letter. For details about the admission requirements, please see the Master in Law admission requirements on our website.

A helpful indication of the required knowledge for this programme:

  • knowledge minimum law: basic knowledge of administrative law, constitutional law, property law, and contract law plus elementary knowledge of the public international law and/or European law.
  • knowledge minimum social science: basic knowledge of social science research methodology, the theory of social science, policy studies, and organization studies.

Application deadlines (course starts September 1, 2018)

  • EU/EEA students: May 1, 2018
  • Non-EU/EEA students: May 1, 2018

Tuition fees

  • EU/EEA students: € 2060
  • non-EU/EEA students: € 14200
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2018
1 year
Full time
2,060 EUR
June 1, 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Start date: Sept. 4, 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Sept. 4, 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Application deadline June 1, 2018
End date Request Info
- EU, 14.200 EUR. - non-EU per year