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About us Faculty of Law International programmes LLM programmes 2020-2021 Energy and Climate Law

Programme requirements and structure

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The Energy and Climate Law LLM is a one year long, full-time programme. The language of instruction and examination in the programme is English.

Programme requirements
In order to obtain an LLM degree in International and European Law: Energy and Climate Law a candidate must successfully complete a total of 60 ECTS:
a. Six compulsory courses*:

  • Climate Law (6 ECTS)
  • Economics of Regulation (6 ECTS)
  • Energy Contracting (6 ECTS)
  • Energy Law and Policy (6 ECTS)
  • Energy Market Law (6 ECTS)
  • Energy Investment and Trade Law (6 ECTS)

b. The seminar International Environmental Law (6 ECTS)
c. Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

* Students who already took one of the compulsory courses in their Bachelor can apply for an exemption for such a course through the Board of Examiners. An extra course(s) should be chosen to replace the exempted course(s).

Programme structure
All programmes consist of six courses (minimum), a seminar and the writing of a thesis. The academic year in Groningen runs from the first week of September to the end of August and is divided into two semesters of two blocks each. Each lecture block is followed by periods of examinations.

The Faculty reserves the right to cancel or alter courses when necessary. Applicants receive due notice of any changes in the curriculum. 

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