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Masters in Global Criminal Law

University of Groningen
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

Study a masters in global criminal law

masters in global criminal lawThis masters in global criminal law program offers you the two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective but also to specialize in the study of specific criminal behavior: organised and financial crimes, cybercrimes, and international crimes.

You will study how international and transnational crimes are prevented, investigated, and prosecuted as well if criminal law is an effective tool in the the context of globalized criminality. 

The curriculum for the global criminal law program focuses on:

  • Comparative Criminal Law (6 EC)
  • Criminal Procedure and Human Rights (6 EC)
  • Organised and Financial Crime (6 EC)
  • Cyber crime and Cybersecurity (6 EC)
  • International Criminal Tribunals and Courts (6 EC)
  • Seminar International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (6 EC)
  • International Crimes (6 EC)Master's thesis (18 EC)

Admission requirements

Applicants wishing to apply for the masters in law program should meet the following requirements:

  • GPA of 2.75/4, 3.5/5, 7/10, 70/100
  • Basic knowledge of law
  • If you are not a native speaker of English, you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL: 92, IELTS: 6.5, CAE or CPE)
  • 2 academic references should be provided
  • 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.

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Tuition fees

EU students 2019-2020: €2,083/year

Non- EU students 2019-2020: €14,650/ year


Upon successful completion of the program, you'll receive a master of law degree. 

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About this institute

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands

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