LLB in International and European Law University of Groningen
All states have laws and their own legal system, and in most countries, you can only study national law at the university level.
Our LLB program in International and European Law is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international legal environment; it gives students academic training in law without merely taking a national legal system as a starting point by offering students a general understanding of what 'law' is and how it functions.
Why study this program in Groningen?
The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law system is being taught as a general rule.
This program is unique in Europe with regard to the content of program. It also holds a compulsory semester of law courses abroad.
Research international and European law.
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 at the Bachelor's level.
- Law and legal skills: the Dutch example (including IT for Lawyers) (10 EC)
- Legal and Academic English (5 EC)
- Criminal law (10 EC)
- Legal History (5 EC)
- Contract and Tort Law (5 EC)
- Introduction to International and European Law (10 EC)
- Comparative Constitutional Law (10 EC)
- Introduction to Technology Law (5 EC)
As of the 2020-2021 academic year, students can pursue a new Technology Law track specialization for the 2nd and 3rd year of study. The courses below are for the regular LLB program only.
- Law of the European Union (10 EC)
- Property Law (5 EC)
- Law, Power, and Politics (5 EC)
- Public International Law (10 EC)
- Administrative Law and Market Regulation (10 EC)
- Research seminar (10 EC)
- Markets and Regulation (5 EC)
- Private International Business Law (5 EC)
In the 3rd year, all students study a full semester abroad (at least 25 ECTS in law courses; 30 ECTS in total) at a partner university.
- Semester abroad (30 EC)
- Competition Law in the Digital Market (5 EC)
- Commercial Dispute Resolution (5 EC)
- Research Colloquium (10 EC)
- European Judicial Protection (5 EC)
- The Contemporary Value(s) of International Law (5 EC)
Honours College (honors program)
The Honours College offers talented and motivated students the opportunity to develop to a greater extent.
It entails participating in an extra (honors) program of 45 ECTS next to students' regular 180 ECTS degree program plus several other activities that will be undertaken and organized with honors students from other degree programs.
- Study abroad is required
- For an average of 20 weeks
Program Tuition Fee
- A career as civil servants for national ministries
- A career in the international commercial sector
- A career in international politics
- A career in diplomacy
- A career in academic teaching and research
- A career in international or non-governmental organizations