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About us Faculty of Law International programmes LLM programmes 2020-2021 European Economic Law

Programme requirements and structure

(Image: The euro was established as a common currency within the European Union by the provisions of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty)

The European Economic 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 European Economic Law a candidate must successfully complete a total of 60 ECTS*:
a.   Five compulsory courses**:

  • Competition Law (6 ECTS)
  • Constitutional Principles of the EU Market (6 ECTS)
  • European Internal Market Law (6 ECTS)
  • EU Trade Law (6 ECTS)
  • Market Regulation (6 ECTS)

b. The seminar European Market Law (6 ECTS)
c. One course from the list of three optional courses (at least 6 ECTS):

  • European Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)
  • European Law of Judicial Protection (6 ECTS)
  • European Sustainability Law (6 ECTS)

d. Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

* Students who have not taken European Law (or an equivalent) in their Bachelor have to take this course as an extra course. The course will not be part of the required 60 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. These webpages will always hold the most recent information about the programmes.

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