University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 80th in the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and over 125 Master's programmes. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the oldest research universities in the Netherlands. We are a truly international university, with over 30,000 students and 6,000 international students from over 120 different nationalities.

Academy BuildingWhy choose Groningen?

Top-quality education: the University of Groningen offers a varied range of interesting, highly regarded degree programmes. As a student, you will receive high-quality supervision and have many options to choose from. The University of Groningen has been awarded the ‘Best Traditional University in the Netherlands’ quality label.

Top-notch research: we are among the top research universities in Europe. In 2016, our professor Ben Feringa won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The University carries out ground-breaking and socially relevant research and our research builds bridges between disciplines.

Vibrant student life: Groningen is a vibrant student city. Its population has the lowest average age in the Netherlands. One in four of the 200.000 inhabitants is a student. Students can be seen everywhere: studying in the park, enjoying the nightlife and working various part-time jobs. Groningen is a safe and green city to live in and was chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe.

400 years of reputation: The University of Groningen has a rich history and an excellent reputation. Many very talented people in a variety of disciplines have studied or worked at the university during the 400 years of its existence, including four Nobel Prize winners, the first female University student in the Netherlands, the first female lecturer, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Truly international: We are known for our large international community. Nearly 6,000 international students study in Groningen annually from over 120 countries. Living in Groningen without speaking Dutch is not a problem; you will be able to order food, shop for clothes and even take sports classes in English. The University of Groningen has strong international connections, which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. We also offer several unique international Master’s programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programmes

We offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes. Nine of our Bachelor's programmes have been awarded the "Top Degree Programme" quality label.

Master’s programmes

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught Master's programmes, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Programme” in the Netherlands.

Faculties

Research and education at the University of Groningen are organized within 11 different faculties. These faculties are:

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Programs taught in:
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The one year LLM programme in International Commercial Law covers specialization in international commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of cont ... [+]

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Increasing globalization and regional integration creates the need for good knowledge of the international commercial law. This knowledge is especially important if you wish to enter a career in the field of international private law and when you are planning on becoming a lawyer working in internationally operating private firms or law firms.

The one year LLM programme in International Commercial Law covers specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts, as well as the solving of (commercial) disputes when needed.

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Specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts Including the solving of (commercial) disputes when needed. ... [-]
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Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? Interesting questions? Then this is the de ... [+]

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Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? The European Economic Law program covers the central aspects of European Market Law, meaning that students learn about the many different types of law, including institutional law, labor law, tax law, and the European protection of human rights.

The programme consists of six courses encompassing a broad range of topics, including some with a more political science approach. In addition, you will attend a seminar and write a thesis. The language of instruction and examination is English.

While the emphasis of the programme is on European Economic Law, there is also an opportunity to include European Human Rights Law in your programme. The programme is a combination of courses and dissertation, affording participants the opportunity to develop research skills and experience, as well as to acquire new knowledge or deepen their existing knowledge.... [-]

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The energy sector is changing as a result of market liberalization and climate change concerns. The EU presents a typical example of this yet similar developments can be ... [+]

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What did liberalization do for the energy sector? And did it change the relationship between the state and the energy industry? Should energy companies be concerned with climate change?

Today, the energy sector is changing as a result of market liberalization and climate change concerns. The EU presents a typical example of this scenario but similar developments can also be found in other parts of the world. This specialized programme will present the main principles of energy market liberalization and how climate law affects the energy sector, with the EU often used as a case example.

The programme is designed to equip its graduates for a career as an in-house lawyer in an energy company, but it is also suitable for those who are interested in a career working as an energy expert for major law firms. Also, a career as an energy lawyer in governmental institutions and ministries, inter- and non-governmental organizations and academic institutions would be very likely.... [-]

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How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality? ... [+]

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How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality? These questions will constitute some of the criminal law's biggest challenges for the years to come and are the focus of the Global Criminal Law LLM track, which explores the application of the criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as organized, transnational and international criminality.

The LLM programme in Global Criminal Law focuses on the application of the criminal law – both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, including organized, transnational, and international criminality. This track offers you the two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective but also to specialize in the study of specific criminal behavior: organized and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.... [-]

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In this programme, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of (international) ... [+]

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Human rights are universal, yet are not recognized everywhere, nor interpreted the same in all countries. In some cases, this can leave victims and their lawyers in a situation where they must choose which forum to go to or which human rights legislative system to navigate in order to find their justice.

In this one year International Human Rights Law LLM programme, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields.

You will learn about different human rights systems and how they are interpreted within these systems and within different countries. Our mission in teaching not only focuses on conveying specialized knowledge but also on enhancing students’ academic research skills as well as oral and written presentation skills. This should prepare students for any type of future career in an international legal environment related to international human rights, such as in the United Nations and other international and non-governmental organizations. Further, students will study in a truly international environment, in a very lively town which is extremely popular among students.... [-]

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The LLM programme in Public International Law at the University of Groningen provides students with a strong foundation in most fields of public international law, and is ... [+]

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The LLM programme in Public International Law at the University of Groningen provides students with a strong foundation in most fields of public international law, and is designed to provide an optimal mix of teaching and mentorship, to ensure the realization of our goals in the field of knowledge dissemination and the training of academic, legal, and practical skills.

Within these parameters, the programme offers some flexibility in the range of courses that can be chosen and students can opt for a peace & security, an economic/environmental or a dispute settlement profile. The programme offers the opportunity for starting or enhancing one's professional career in an international legal environment, be it at a national government level, in the United Nations, or at an international non-governmental agency.... [-]

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All states have laws and their own legal system, and in most countries you can only study national law at the university level. Our LLB programme in International and Eur ... [+]

Visit the LLB programme pages here.All states have laws and their own legal system, and in most countries you can only study national law at the university level. Our LLB programme in International and European Law is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a professional career in an international legal environment; it gives students an academic training in law without merely taking a national legal system as a starting point by offering students a general understanding of what 'law' is and how it functions.The bachelor's programme International and European Law takes three years. The first year teaches all basic law fields and therefore has a broad character. Concepts of private law, constitutional law, and criminal law will be discussed. In the second year, these fields of law will be expanded more and will be dealt with more in-depth.... [-]

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What role does the government play in digital society? And what impact does this have on the public sector? How should we approach issues of cyber-crime from a legal and ... [+]

What role does the government play in digital society? And what impact does this have on the public sector? How should we approach issues of cybercrime from a legal and organizational perspective?

Recent advances in digitization have resulted in an increasing number of parties becoming involved in security issues. 'Security and digitization' is, after all, not restricted to cybercrime and thus affects both the police and courts of law. It is also concerned with issues of surveillance and the maintenance of law and order, including online as well as offline public order. Government agencies have to decide which strategies to adopt in order to deal with such obstacles and issues brought about by digitization. In the job market, there is a clear demand for graduates with an interdisciplinary profile capable of interpreting developments in digital society and responding to them accordingly. This Master's programme is designed to meet this demand and prepare students for a career in this field.... [-]

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