LLM in European Economic Law

University of Groningen

Program Description

LLM in European Economic Law

University of Groningen

Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? 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.

The programme consists of six courses encompassing a broad range of topics, including some with a more political science approach. In addition, you will attend a seminar and write a thesis. The language of instruction and examination is English.

While the emphasis of the programme is on European Economic Law, there is also an opportunity to include European Human Rights Law in your programme. The programme is a combination of courses and dissertation, affording participants the opportunity to develop research skills and experience, as well as to acquire new knowledge or deepen their existing knowledge.

The Department of European and Economic Law (which delivers the core of the programme) is a leading center of expertise and publications in the field of European Law; teaching is research-based, offered by a staff which is at the forefront of legal scholarship, with an outstanding international reputation. It's a great team in which to work, and an excellent team with which to study European Economic Law.

The programme 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.

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 21, 2018
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1 year
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2,060 EUR
Netherlands - Groningen
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- EU, 14.200 EUR. - non-EU per year