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European Economic Law

Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? If you find these questions interesting, then this degree is for you!

The European Economic Law program covers the central aspects of European Market Law, meaning that students learn about the many different types of law, including institutional law, labour law, tax law, and the European protection of human rights.

Official detailed information on the programme can be found here.

The LLM European Economic Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label European Economic Law (60688).

Facts & Figures
Degree
LLM in European Economic Law
Course type
Master
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Croho code
60688
Language of instruction
English
Start
September
Faculty
Law
Why study this programme in Groningen?

This programme covers all aspects of European Market Law. The lecturers in classes have a very personal approach towards the students.

Programme

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

Periods
Courses1234
European Internal Market Law (6 EC)
Market Regulation (6 EC)
Seminar European Market Law (6 EC)
Competition Law (6 EC)
Constitutional Principles of the EU Market (6 EC)
EU Trade Law (6 EC)
Master's thesis (18 EC)
European Human Rights Law (6 EC, optional)
European Law of Judicial Protection (6 EC, optional)
European Sustainability Law (6 EC, optional)

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

More information about studying abroad within this programme can be found on www.rug.nl/law/lep.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
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).

knowledge minimum

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

language test

Native speakers of English may request exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 7 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university may be exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
  • For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

The test scores cannot be older than two years.

previous education

LLB or equivalent

reference letter

Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

written request

Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae

As this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
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).

knowledge minimum

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

language test

Native speakers of English may request exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23)
  • IELTS: 7 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English);
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English)
  • Applicants who are taking/have completed an English-taught bachelor programme at a Dutch research university may be exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
  • For more details about language requirements please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

The test scores cannot be older than two years.

previous education

LLB or equivalent

reference letter

Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records. More information can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

written request

Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.

other admission requirements

Curriculum vitae

As this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: https://bit.ly/2Ho7gkM

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 202001 September 2020
EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
non-EU/EEA students01 May 202001 September 2020
Tuition fees
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2019-2020€ 2083full-time
non-EU/EEA2019-2020€ 14650full-time
EU/EEA2020-2021€ 2143full-time
non-EU/EEA2020-2021€ 15000full-time

Practical information for:

After your studies

Job prospects

The programme is designed to equip its graduates for work in major law firms, the 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.

Research

Research

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.

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						Testimonial of Jozef Badida

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    – Jozef Badida
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    During my legal studies in Bratislava I had the opportunity to participate in the following programmes: an Erasmus in Gent, Leonardo da Vinci training in Malaga and Work & Travel USA. These experiences made my enrollment in the Master of the Laws (LLM) programme at the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen an informed decision.

    Having specialized in European Law, I was privileged to be supervised by leading and renowned scholars in their fields of specialization in the European Union (EU). The metropolitan society of the Netherlands and the internationalization policy of the University of Groningen allowed me to interact with people of many nationalities, resulting in a lot of insights into other cultures and ways of life. This will definitely be beneficial in my future career path. It is my hope that this reputable education is going to be the key to attaining my goal to work for the European Commission.

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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 discussed in these conversations is treated confidentially.