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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.15k / год
  • Foreign: $ 12.2k / год
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    What do you do when an international delivery goes wrong? Who can be held responsible? And which court is allowed to rule over the dispute? You will find the answers in this programme.

    In this one-year Master's degree programme you will specialize in international private law in all its aspects. You will deal with the interactions and (commercial) disputes between private citizens from different countries. Because of increasing globalization and regional integration, this area becomes evermore important.

    The programme consists of six courses, a seminar and the writing of a thesis. There are four compulsory courses: Comparative Private Law, International Contracts Law, Comparative Private International Law and Cross-border Commercial Transactions. The other two courses are free electives, which you can choose from a wide range of options. In addition, you will have the chance to write and publish an article.

    Job perspectives

    After completing this programme you will be well prepared for a legal career at an international company or law firm.

    Programme
    * 1 year Besides the three compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar, students have to pick three optional courses. Like all masters, this programme is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.



    Programme schedule
    Courses

    * International Contracts Law (6 EC)

    * Comparative Private Law (6 EC)

    * Comparative Private International Law (6 EC)

    * Master's thesis in the field of (int.) private law (18 EC)

    * Seminar: Cross-border Commercial Transactions (6 EC)

    Study abroad

    * Study abroad is optional

    More information about studying abroad within this programme can be found on


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Dutch studentsgrade averageGPA of 2,75/4, 3,5/5, 7/10 or 70/100knowledge minimumBasic knowledge of Private Law plus elementary knowledge of public international law and European lawlanguage test * CAE or CPEprevious educationLLB or equivalentreference letter2 academic references should be providedwritten requestStudents need to hand in a motivation letter (max. 650 words)other admission requirementsCurriculum vitaeAs this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: International studentsgrade averageGPA of 2.75/4, 3.5/5, 7/10, 70/100knowledge minimumBasic knowledge of private Law plus elementary knowledge of public international law and European lawprevious educationLLB or equivalentreference letter2 academic references should be providedwritten requestStudents need to hand in a motivation letter (max. 650 words)other admission requirementsCurriculum vitaeAs this programme is a full selection master, all students should meet the admission requirements. For a full list of the requirements, please check: English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    The university is committed to recognizing excellence in academic achievement through offering a number of scholarships for international students and researchers. Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

    Besides scholarships awarded by the University of Groningen, a number of grants awarded by the Dutch government, the EU and (inter)national organizations, such as World Bank or the Ford Foundation, can be used for study or research at the University of Groningen as well.

    Accreditation

    Accredited by the Dutch Government

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