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Shortened LLB 'Rechtsgeleerdheid' after our LLB

For 'effectus civilis', Groningen LLB students can register for the shortened LLB 'Rechtsgeleerdheid', track ‘Internationaal en Europees Recht’. This track has six English-taught courses (40 ECTS) in common with the LLB International and European Law. All twelve Dutch ‘effectus civilis‘-courses mentioned above are part of this track. In order to be allowed a second bachelor's degree, it is also necessary students join the bachelor-concluding course unit of the bachelor ‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’ - the 'Studentenrechtbank' (Moot Court). This will lead to an extra bachelor’s degree. Successfully completing this shortened LLB will also grant direct access in the master ‘Nederlands Recht’ (Dutch Law).

The programme

The shortened LLB programme contains the following courses:

Course name Block in which the course is offered
- Bestuursrecht: Inleiding (5 ECTS) Block 3
- Bestuursrecht: Besluitvorming (10 ECTS) Block 1
- Bestuursrecht: Rechtsbescherming (5 ECTS) Block 4
- Burgerlijk Procesrecht (5 ECTS) Block 1
- Burgerlijk Recht 1 (10 ECTS) Block 3
- Burgerlijk Recht 2 (10 ECTS) Block 2
- Burgerlijk Recht 3 (5 ECTS) Block 4
- Handelsrecht (10 ECTS) Block 4
- Staatsrecht 1 (5 ECTS) Block 2
- Strafrecht 1 (10 ECTS) Block 4
- Strafrecht 2 (5 ECTS) Block 1
- Strafrecht 3 (10 ECTS) Block 4
- Studentenrechtbank (10 ECTS) Block 3+4
Total 100 ECTS

Students who want to take this programme will have to register in the Dutch-taught bachelor ‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’ for at least three semesters. Students can be registered in the bachelor International and European Law at the same time, at no extra expense (provided they are EEA-students). Registration is done through Studielink.

In order to be admitted to the bachelor ‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’, LLB International and European Law students have to have finished the first year of the LLB International and European Law and provide the Admissions Board with a Dutch language proficiency at NT2 level (minimum CEFT B2). In order to be allowed to graduate from the bachelor ‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’, students will have to have graduated from the bachelor International and European Law first. The second bachelor’s degree (‘Rechtsgeleerdheid’ in this case) will then be granted based on exemptions given on the basis of the granted LLB degree in International and European Law.

  • Before you can start  this shortened bachelor (before 1 September each year) you must be in possession of a Dutch language certificate at B2 level. This can be achieved by having a Dutch 'VWO' exam or by taking the NT2 exam In some cases the C-test of the Language Centre of the University will be sufficient. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Admission Board (preferably in Dutch) via email: toelating-rechten
  • Be aware that if you start with this shortened programme after completing your LLB, you will be charged the increased and so-called University Tuition Fees II. Please check the annual fee at the University's website before enrolling. To avoid these increased fees, we encourage you to register during your LLB programme, possibly already after completing your first year of the LLB.
Last modified:01 April 2019 2.06 p.m.