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Specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and International Law

Specialise in International Law

Societal challenges are often complex. Think about climate change or international migration. Dealing with them effectively requires insight into various disciplines. The specialisation Philosophy, Politics and International Law provides such an interdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on the role of law in determining what actions are required or acceptable.

  • Combine Law courses with Philosophy courses to obtain a deeper understanding of law and justice
  • Develop a strong interdisciplinary basis in law and political decision making to address complex societal issues
  • Prepare for a career in public policy making and implementation
  • Specialise in international (human rights) law to serve civil society organisations in their human rights advocacy or climate action
  • Follow this specialisation and prepare for Master programmes in International Law, Human Rights Law, International Relations, International Public Management, etc.

What does the PPIL specialisation look like?

During the three year bachelor, in your Major, you will follow various courses on law, politics, and philosophy. At the same time, you will be gaining broad, interdisciplinary knowledge and developing your academic skills within the Core Programme by working with peers from different majors and specialisations.

The BA programme for the PPIL specialisation
The BA programme for the PPIL specialisation
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Study in Groningen - the biggest student city in the Netherlands

Since students comprise almost a quarter of the city's population, Groningen will have something to offer you. Groningen is a buzzing student city and a very safe place to live. As soon as you arrive you'’ll notice the youthful, fun vibe of the city. Groningen was recently chosen as the most bike-friendly city in the world and has recently been voted the most innovative city in Europe (European Commission) - find out why for yourself! Everything you want to know about Groningen.

Last modified:12 March 2020 10.13 p.m.