LLM in European Economic Law

General

Program Description

Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? If you find these questions interesting, then this degree is for you!

The European Economic Law program covers the central aspects of European Market Law, meaning that students learn about the many different types of law, including institutional law, labor law, tax law, and the European protection of human rights.

Why study this program in Groningen?

This program covers all aspects of European Market Law. The lecturers in classes have a very personal approach towards the students.

Program

Year 1

Students will have to participate in five compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this program plus one optional compulsory course. Like all masters, this program is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.

Courses

  • European Internal Market Law (6 EC)
  • Market Regulation (6 EC)
  • Seminar European Market Law (6 EC)
  • Competition Law (6 EC)
  • Constitutional Principles of the EU Market (6 EC)
  • EU Trade Law (6 EC)
  • Master's thesis (18 EC)
  • European Human Rights Law (6 EC, optional)
  • European Law of Judicial Protection (6 EC, optional)
  • European Sustainability Law (6 EC, optional)

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirements More information
grade average On top of providing the Admissions Board with transcripts and diplomas, students should have an equivalent minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 7/10 (Dutch grading scale).
knowledge minimum Basic knowledge in the field of European law plus elementary knowledge of public international law
language test

Native speakers of English may request an exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 7 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor program at a Dutch research university may be exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

The test scores cannot be older than two years.

previous education LLB or equivalent
reference letter Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records.
written request Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.
other admission requirements Curriculum vitae

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students 01 May 2021 01 September 2021
EU/EEA students 01 May 2021 01 September 2021
non-EU/EEA students 01 May 2021 01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 15000 full-time

Job prospects

The program is designed to equip its graduates for work in major law firms, the Community Institutions and as in-house lawyers. It is also suitable for those who are interested in the interaction between law and politics or for those who are looking for a career in policy-making or policy-influencing roles.

Research

The faculty's research is carried out under the umbrella of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, in which all departments of the faculty are participating. Wherever possible teachers will use and involve this research in the courses that are being taught.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. Read less
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