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 programs and over 125 Master's programs. 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.

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Why choose Groningen?

Top-quality education: the University of Groningen offers a varied range of interesting, highly regarded degree programs. 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 programs in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programs

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

Master’s programs

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught Master's programs, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Program” 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
University College Groningen
Campus Fryslân

Programs taught in:
  • English

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The LLM in International Commercial Law has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article fo ... [+]

Increasing globalization and regional integration create the need for good knowledge of international commercial law.

And 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.

This LLM program covers:

Specialization in (international) commercial law, especially with regard to contracts and subjects of contracts. The solving of (commercial) disputes when needed. Why study this program in Groningen?

This program has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for publication within the program (usually linked to the writing of the Master's thesis).... [-]

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The LLM in European Economic Law covers all aspects of European Market Law. The lecturers in classes have a very personal approach towards the students. ... [+]

Are monopolies allowed within the EU? How can a German company protect itself against aid from the Dutch government to Philips? If you find these questions interesting, then this degree is for you!

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.

Why study this program in Groningen?

This program covers all aspects of European Market Law. The lecturers in classes have a very personal approach towards the students.

Program Year 1

Students will have to participate in five compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this program plus one optional compulsory course. Like all masters, this program is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.... [-]

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The LLM in Energy and Climate Law is taught in the middle of the Energy Valley of the Netherlands, which gives ample opportunity for leading experts in Energy and Climate ... [+]

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 program 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.

Why study this program in Groningen?

The program is taught in the middle of the Energy Valley of the Netherlands, which gives ample opportunity for leading experts in Energy and Climate Law to both works in the sector and teach the Energy and Climate Law students.... [-]

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The LLM in Global Criminal Law has a strong focus on the application of criminal law in a globalized and internationalized context. It thus draws from comparative crimina ... [+]

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.... [-]

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The LLM in International Human Rights Law program offers a broad approach to human rights. It is, therefore, a specialization in the broadest sense: it covers all aspects ... [+]

Can a church be attacked if a sniper hid in the tower during an armed conflict? Having the Polish nationality, being tortured in a Thai prison, what rights do you have? Can you invoke them and how?

In this program, you will be trained in human rights at the international level, but also in international humanitarian law and other related fields of (international) law. You will learn about the different systems and how human rights are interpreted within these systems and in different countries.

Why study this program in Groningen?

This program offers a broad approach to human rights. It is, therefore, a specialization in the broadest sense: it covers all aspects of and surrounding human rights. This will provide students with a context in which human rights function.... [-]

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The basic approach of the LLM in Public International Law is that students learn most from being actively engaged in working on international law topics. Lectures are a u ... [+]

“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon). International law is not a dream nor for dreamers.

The program is designed to provide an optimal mix 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 program offers some flexibility in the range of courses that can be chosen. The master's thesis allows you to spend considerable time to study a topic of your choice under the supervision of an experienced staff member.

Why study this program in Groningen?

The basic approach of the program is that students learn most from being actively engaged in working on international law topics. Lectures are a useful form of teaching, but much of the work will be done through the practical investigation of relevant issues in international law and critical interaction between lecturers and students and among students. The program is suitable for recent law graduates as well as for young professionals working in private practice or in the public sector.... [-]

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Why study this program in Groningen? The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law syst ... [+]

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 program 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.

Why study this program in Groningen? The focus on European law and public international law is far greater than the focus on national legal contexts. No national law system is being taught as a general rule. This program is unique in Europe with regard to the content of the programme. It also holds a compulsory semester of law courses abroad. Program Year 1 ... [-]
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In the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society, you will work intensively with university partners in both the private and public sectors, to gain insight into the real ... [+]

What role does the government play in the 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.... [-]

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Location address
University of Groningen
Broerstraat 5

Groningen, Groningen, 9712 CP NL
Location address
Wirdumerdijk 34, CE Leeuwarden
Netherlands

Leeuwarden, Friesland, 8911 NL