LLM in International Commercial Law

General

Program Description

Increasing globalization and regional integration create the need for good knowledge of international commercial law.

And this knowledge is especially important if you wish to enter a career in the field of international private law and when you are planning on becoming a lawyer working in internationally operating private firms or law firms.

This LLM program covers:

  • Specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts.
  • The solving of (commercial) disputes when needed.

Why study this program in Groningen?

This program has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for publication within the program (usually linked to the writing of the Master's thesis).

Program

Year 1

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

Courses

  • Comparative Property Law (6 EC)
  • International Contracts Law (6 EC)
  • Seminar Contracts Law (6 EC)
  • Comparative Private International Law (6 EC)
  • International Commercial Dispute Settlement Law (6 EC)
  • Comparative Tort Law (6 EC)
  • Master's thesis (18 EC)
  • Cross-border Commercial Transactions (6 EC)

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 and 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 provides its graduates with excellent opportunities to pursue various careers within both the private (law firms, international companies) and public (government ministries, academia) sectors.

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. Many of the staff in the International Commercial Law program are active as well with the Groningen Centre for Liability and Damage (GCAS).

Last updated Jun 2020

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