Global Criminal Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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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 are the focus of the Global Criminal Law LLM track from the University of Groningen.

About

The Global Criminal Law LLM track from the University of Groningen explores the application of criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as 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 specialise in the study of specific criminal behaviour: organised and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.

Job prospects

The programme is specifically tailored to train students into becoming well-equipped legal professionals with both academic skills and practical knowledge of criminal law. Graduates can apply their specialized understanding of substantive and procedural criminal law in domestic, regional and international contexts. In particular, the programme meets the requirements of a career within int. organizations and judicial institutions as well as within inter-governmental and nat. government agencies.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Comparative Criminal Law 
  • Criminal Procedure and Human Rights 
  • Organised and Financial Crime 
  • Cyber crime and Cybersecurity 
  • International Criminal Tribunals and Courts 
  • Seminar International Cooperation in Criminal Matters 
  • Master's thesis 
  • International Crimes 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Grade average - GPA equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale)
  • Grade list
  • Knowledge minimum - basic knowledge of criminal law and elementary knowledge of public international law
  • English proficiency 
  • Previous education - LLB or equivalent
  • Reference letter - 1 academic reference should be provided
  • 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae

                                                  Tuition Fee

                                                  • International Applies to you

                                                    14200 EUR/year
                                                    Tuition Fee
                                                    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                    2006 EUR/year
                                                    Tuition Fee
                                                    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                  Living costs for Groningen

                                                  750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                                  Living Costs

                                                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                                  Funding

                                                  Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

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