Energy and Climate Law, LL.M.

Energy and Climate Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Energy and Climate Law programme from the University of Groningen is taught in the middle of the "Energy Valley" of the Netherlands, which gives ample opportunity for students to learn from leading experts who both work in the energy law sector and teach in our programme.


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.

The Energy and Climate Law programme is delivered by the University of Groningen.

Job prospects

The programme is designed to equip its graduates for a career as in-house lawyer in an energy company, but it is also suitable for those who are interested in a career working as an energy expert for major law firms. Also a career as an energy lawyer in governmental institutions and ministries, inter- and non-governmental organizations and academic institutions would be very likely.


Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Climate Law 
  • Economics of Regulation 
  • Energy Contracting 
  • Energy Law and Policy 
  • Energy Market Law 
  • Energy Investment and Trade Law 
  • The seminar International Environmental Law
  • Master’s thesis
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                                                                      Detailed Programme Facts

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

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                                                                      Academic Requirements

                                                                      • Grade average - GPA equivalent to 7/10 (Dutch grading scale)
                                                                      • Knowledge minimum - Basic knowledge in the field of European law plus elementary knowledge of public international law
                                                                      • English proficiency
                                                                      • Previous education
                                                                      • Reference letter
                                                                      • Written request
                                                                      • 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.
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                                                                      Living costs for Groningen

                                                                      • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
                                                                        Living Costs

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