LLM in European Law in a Global Context University of Groningen
The European Law in a Global Context LLM is a new track starting in 2021-2022 academic year, modified from our previous European Economic Law LLM programme.
The European Law in a Global Context LLM programme covers all the central aspects of European Union Law but also has special attention for the global context in which the EU operates.
This unique LLM programme offers students a thorough understanding of European Law but adds insight into the increasing links between internal and external EU policies. The programme is attractive for students from both EU and non-EU states with an interest in EU and international law, who wish to specialise in the way in which internal and external EU developments and competences interact. In the background of all courses, there is the fact that European integration and European constitutional development do not happen in isolation and that the EU not only is affected by world events but also has an impact on external markets and individuals.
The programme offers options for specialisation and to work closely together with leading specialists in 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.
The European Law in a Global Context LLM is a one year long, full-time programme. The language of instruction and examination in the programme is English.
In order to obtain an LLM degree in this programme a candidate must successfully complete a total of 60 ECTS.
a. Five compulsory courses:
- Competition Law, Market Regulation and External Effects
- EU Environmental Law in a Global Context
- EU External Relations Law
- EU Institutional and Constitutional Law
- Internal Market Law and its External Effects
b. The seminar Interactions between Legal Systems: Global, European, Domestic
c. One course from the list of two optional courses:
- European Human Rights Law
- The Law & Economics of European Integration in a Global Context
d. Master’s thesis
- Study abroad is optional
Program Tuition Fee
The program is designed to equip its graduates for work in major law firms, 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.