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Programme requirements and structure

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The LLB programme International and European Law is a three-year full-time programme and the language of instruction and examination is English.

Programme requirements
In order to obtain an LLB degree in International and European Law a candidate must successfully complete a total of 180 ECTS of multidisciplinary courses:

  • 11 law courses (90 ECTS)
  • 2 language courses (10 ECTS)
  • 2 economics courses (15 ECTS)
  • 3 political science courses (15 ECTS)
  • 3 research courses (20 ECTS)
  • 1 semester abroad; various courses (30 ECTS, at least 25 ECTS need to be law courses)


Programme structure
The programme consists of 18 courses, 3 research modules, a semester of study abroad, and the writing of a thesis. The academic year in Groningen runs from the first week of September to the end of August and is divided into two semesters of two blocks each. Each lecture block is followed by periods of examinations.


*The LLB programme is subject to change from time to time. Applicants receive due notice of any changes in the programme. These webpages will always hold the most recent information about the programmes

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