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Pre-LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society

Since the programme Governance and Law in Digital Society (GLDS) is a mix of law and social sciences, most students will have to participate in a pre-LLM programme in order to be admitted. The pre-LLM programmes for GLDS are offered as a Winterschool pre-LLM for law students and two Springschool pre-LLMs (one for social science students and one for University of Groningen IRIO students).

Winterschool pre-LLM

The Winterschool pre-LLM programme for GLDS for law students consists of 15 ECTS in total and contains of three (online) courses:

  • Policy Science (4 ECTS)
  • Public Governance (4 ECTS)
  • Social Research Methods (7 ECTS)

The 15 ECTS Winterschool pre-LLM will be offered online. This allows students time to still enrol in Studielink for the GLDS LLM. During the Winterschool, students can attend online lectures and live feedback/Q&A-sessions; there will be an online tutorial for the course Social Research Methods. Students are expected to work on assignments by themselves, with regular online supervision meetings.
For those eligible for the pre-LLM, the successful completion of the pre-LLM leads to admissibility to the master programme Governance and Law in Digital Society. The course descriptions of these separate courses are available in the Online Course Catalogue Ocasys.

If questions, please contact our LLM study advisers at llm rug.nl for further details.

If you are intersted to apply to the Winter School, please contact the Admissions Office at llm.admission rug.nl.


Springschool pre-LLMs


The Faculty offers two Springschool pre-LLMs: one 35 ECTS pre-LLM for social science students and one 25 ECTS pre-LLM for University of Groningen IRIO students.

The pre-LLM programme for GLDS for social science students consists of 35 ECTS in total and is set-up as follows:

Block 3 Block 4
Administrative Law and Market Regulation 10 ECTS Comparative Constitutional Law 10 ECTS
Introduction to International and European Law 10 ECTS Private International Business Law 5 ECTS
20 ECTS Total 15 ECTS Total

This pre-Master's programme will allow social science students to eliminate their deficiencies in the field of law. The course descriptions of these separate courses are available in the Online Course Catalogue Ocasys. The courses will be taken real-time and onsite.

If questions, please contact our LLM study advisers at llm rug.nl for further details.

If you are intersted to apply, please contact the Admissions Office at llm.admission rug.nl.


The pre-LLM programme for GLDS for University of Groningen International Relations and International Organisations (IRIO) students consists of 25 ECTS in total and is set-up as follows:

Block 3 Block 4
Administrative Law and Market Regulation 10 ECTS Comparative Constitutional Law 10 ECTS
Private International Business Law 5 ECTS
10 ECTS Total 15 ECTS

This pre-LLM programme will allow IRIO students to eliminate their deficiencies in the field of law. The course descriptions of these separate courses are available in the Online Course Catalogue Ocasys. The courses will be taken real-time and onsite. IRIO students can also consider trying to eliminate their deficiencies during their IRIO bachelor, by joining the University Minor Governance and Law

If questions, please contact our LLM study advisers at llm rug.nl for further details.

If you are intersted to apply, please contact the Admissions Office at llm.admission rug.nl.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information, there may be unintended errors and changes or deletions without notice. The matters covered by these webpages are subject to change from time to time both before and after a candidate’s admission.

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