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.
After completing this programme you will be well prepared for a legal career at an international company or law firm.
* 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.
* 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 is optional
More information about studying abroad within this programme can be found on
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.
Accredited by the Dutch Government