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 criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as organized, transnational and international criminality.
Why study this program in Groningen?
This program has a strong focus on the application of criminal law in a globalized and internationalized context. It thus draws from comparative criminal law and international criminal law as well as from rules regulating international cooperation in criminal matters to explore particular types of global criminality: organized and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.
Students will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this program. Like all masters, this program is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.
- Comparative Criminal Law (6 EC)
- Criminal Procedure and Human Rights (6 EC)
- Organized and Financial Crime (6 EC)
- Cybercrime and Cybersecurity (6 EC)
- International Criminal Tribunals and Courts (6 EC)
- Seminar International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (6 EC)
- Master's thesis (18 EC)
- International Crimes (6 EC)
- Study abroad is optional
|Specific requirements||More information|
|grade average||On top of providing the Admissions Board with transcripts and diplomas, students should have an equivalent minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 7/10 (Dutch grading scale).|
|knowledge minimum||Basic knowledge of criminal law and elementary knowledge of public international law|
Native speakers of English may request an exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:
The test scores cannot be older than two years.
|previous education||LLB or equivalent|
|reference letter||Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records.|
|written request||Applicants must send a motivation letter (max. 650 words). The letter should be written by the applicants themselves; it is not allowed to submit an (official) translation.|
|other admission requirements||Curriculum vitae|
|Type of student||Deadline||Start course|
|Dutch students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
|EU/EEA students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
|non-EU/EEA students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
The Global Criminal Law program is specifically tailored to train students into becoming well-equipped legal professionals with both academic skills and practical knowledge in the field of criminal law.
Graduates of the program can apply their specialized understanding of substantive and procedural criminal law in domestic, regional, and international contexts. In particular, the program is designed to meet the requirements of a career within international organizations and judicial institutions as well as within inter-governmental and national government agencies.
The faculty's research is carried out under the umbrella of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, in which all departments of the faculty are participating. Wherever possible teachers will use and involve this research in the courses that are being taught.
About the School
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