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Energy and Climate Law

What are the consequences of liberalization for the energy sector? Which legal dilemmas result from new energy and climate technologies? How should energy producers and consumers become climate-neutral?

Today, the energy sector is changing as a result of climate change concerns, technological innovation and digitalization. Our specialized programme presents the main legal principles of energy markets and explains how climate law affects the energy sector, with the EU often used as an example in comparison with other jurisdictions around the globe.

Official detailed information on the programme can be found here.

This is a selective LLM, see Faculty pages here for further details.

The LLM Energy and Climate Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label Energy and Climate Law (66829).

Facts & Figures
Degree
LLM in Energy and Climate Law
Course type
Master
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Croho code
66829
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Law
Why study this programme in Groningen?

The programme is taught in the middle of the Energy Valley of the Netherlands, which gives ample opportunity for leading experts in Energy and Climate Law to both work in the sector and teach the Energy and Climate Law students.

Programme

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

Periods
Courses1234
Economics of Regulation (6 EC)
Energy Law and Policy (6 EC)
Seminar International Environmental Law (6 EC)
Climate Law (6 EC)
Energy Market Law (6 EC)
Energy Investment and Trade Law (6 EC)
Master's thesis (18 EC)
Energy Contracting (6 EC)

Curriculum

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

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional
Entry requirements

Transfer options

Transferring from...

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
International and European LawUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

LLB or equivalent

knowledge minimum

Basic knowledge in the field of European law plus elementary knowledge of public international law

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).

language test

For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

reference letter

For further details about letter of reference please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

(motivation-) letter

For more details about motivation letter please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae. For further information please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Selection procedure

This is a selective LLM, see Faculty pages here for further details.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202301 September 2023
EU/EEA students01 May 202301 September 2023
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202301 September 2023

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

LLB or equivalent

knowledge minimum

Basic knowledge in the field of European law plus elementary knowledge of public international law

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).

language test

For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

reference letter

For further details about letter of reference please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

(motivation-) letter

For more details about motivation letter please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae. For further information please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Selection procedure

This is a selective LLM, see Faculty pages here for further details.

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202301 September 2023
EU/EEA students01 May 202301 September 2023
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202301 September 2023
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2022-2023€ 2209full-time
non-EU/EEA2022-2023€ 16201full-time

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

You can read more about career prospects for graduates here: https://www.rug.nl/rechten/education/international-programmes/llm/ecl/career-prospects

Research

Energy Law Research

The Energy and Climate Law programme is taught in the middle of the "Energy Valley" of the Netherlands, which gives ample opportunity for students to learn from leading experts who both work in the energy law sector and teach in our programme.

The Faculty is home to the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, the only research centre for energy law in the Netherlands

Study support

If you come across questions with regard to your programme, study progress, your way of studying, personal circumstances, etc., you can go to the International Office for guidance. All conversations are treated confidentially.