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.
Students will have to participate in six compulsory courses and the compulsory seminar for this program. Like all masters, this program is also concluded by writing a Master's thesis, worth 18 ECTS.
- Economics of Regulation (6 EC)
- Energy Law and Policy (6 EC)
- Seminar International Environmental Law (6 EC)
- Climate Law (6 EC)
- Energy Market Law (6 EC)
- Energy Investment and Trade Law (6 EC)
- Master's thesis (18 EC)
- Energy Contracting (6 EC)
- Study abroad is optional
|Specific requirements||More information|
|grade average||On top of providing the Admissions Board with transcripts and diplomas, students should have an equivalent minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 7/10 (Dutch grading scale).|
|knowledge minimum||Basic knowledge in the field of European law plus elementary knowledge of public international law|
Native speakers of English may request an exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency:
The test scores cannot be older than two years.
|previous education||LLB or equivalent|
|reference letter||Candidates must provide one letter of reference from an academic referee who has detailed knowledge of their academic records.|
|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.|
|other admission requirements||Curriculum vitae|
|Type of student||Deadline||Start course|
|Dutch students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
|EU/EEA students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
|non-EU/EEA students||01 May 2021||01 September 2021|
The program is designed to equip its graduates for a career as an 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, governmental institutions or ministries, and inter- and non-governmental organizations.
Energy Law Research
The Energy and Climate Law program 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 program.
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