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Programme requirements and structure

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The International Business Law programme 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 Business Law a candidate must successfully complete a total of 60 ECTS:
a. Six compulsory courses*:

  • Company Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Contracts Law (6 ECTS)
  • Competition Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Commercial Dispute Settlement Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Corporate Insolvency Law (6 ECTS)
  • Multi-level Labour Law and CSR (6 ECTS)

b. The seminar Corporate Governance (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. These webpages will always hold the most recent information about the programmes.

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