PIL LLM in Utrecht vs Groningen - HELP


I was recently accepted into the LLM program in International Human Rights Law/PIL in Groningen and the PIL LLM program in Utrecht in the conflict and security track? Can someone advise me regarding the same? One thing that hinders me either ways is the high fee for non-EU/EEA, but I am trying to work around it. Please help.

(I am interested in both human rights and conflict studies.)

I was recently accepted into the LLM program in International Human Rights Law/PIL in Groningen and the PIL LLM program in Utrecht in the conflict and security track? Can someone advise me regarding the same? One thing that hinders me either ways is the high fee for non-EU/EEA, but I am trying to work around it. Please help.

(I am interested in both human rights and conflict studies.)
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trishisko

Dear Avantika,
My name is Trish and I am a graduate of LLM International Human Rights Law at the University of Groningen, currently studying another LLM at the same university.
Generally, I must say that the LLM in Human Rights was my absolute favorite period of my studies as the program is overall very interesting, engaging, enjoyable, and largely comprehensive. Personally, the LLM helped me realize what future legal paths I would like to follow. 
Generally, all of the professors are real experts in their fields, while they are also very friendly, approachable and helpful when you need them. 
With regards to the courses - First, you will have two general courses - a Human Rights course (really a great and extensive introduction into HR - this is also the base of your knowledge that the following courses aim to expand on), and a course on International Institutional Law. In block 1+2 you will also have a seminar every second week during which you will be required to write 3 essays. This is basically practice for thesis writing which I counsidered quite useful also with regards to the selection of the thesis topic. After you will have a couple of topic-based courses. I must say I enjoyed all of those, especially International Crimes and Gross Human Rights Violations (extremely interesting and intense course constituting of both legal and psychological aspects) and International Health Law (considering various aspects highlighting gender-issues but also discrimination against disabled people or agism). In the second semester you will have to choose 2 out of 4 more topic-related courses. What I would like to mention here is the course of Refugee Law, which is a very engaging course that included a 'credibility assignment', which familiarized us with the actual procedures regarding the refugee-status acquisition. Additionally, under normal circumstances, the professor also organizes a visit to a Refugee center near Groningen. During the second semester, you will also be writing your thesis (topic of your choice supervised by an assigned professor). 
To sum up, studying human rights at the University of Groningen was a the best experience I could have asked for and I would 100% recommend it. In addition to the great program offered, Groningen is a very lively but still cosy and affordable student city.
I hope this was helpful and feel free to ask any additional questions!
Trish

Dear Avantika,
<div>My name is Trish and I am a graduate of LLM International Human Rights Law at the University of Groningen, currently studying another LLM at the same university.
</div><div>Generally, I must say that the LLM in Human Rights was my absolute favorite period of my studies as the program is overall very interesting, engaging, enjoyable, and largely comprehensive. Personally, the LLM helped me realize what future legal paths I would like to follow.&nbsp;
</div><div>Generally, all of the professors are real experts in their fields, while they are also very friendly, approachable and helpful when you need them.&nbsp;
</div><div>With regards to the courses - First, you will have two general courses - a Human Rights course (really a great and extensive introduction into HR - this is also the base of your knowledge that the following courses aim to expand on), and a course on International Institutional Law. In block 1+2 you will also have a seminar every second week during which you will be required to write 3 essays. This is basically practice for thesis writing which I counsidered quite useful also with regards to the selection of the thesis topic. After you will have a couple of topic-based courses. I must say I enjoyed all of those, especially&nbsp;International Crimes and Gross Human Rights Violations (extremely interesting and intense course constituting of both legal and psychological aspects) and International Health Law (considering various aspects highlighting gender-issues but also discrimination against disabled people or agism). In the second semester you will have to choose 2 out of 4 more topic-related courses. What I would like to mention here is the course of Refugee Law, which is a very engaging course that included a 'credibility assignment', which familiarized us with the actual procedures regarding the refugee-status acquisition. Additionally, under normal circumstances, the professor also organizes a visit to a Refugee center near Groningen. During the second semester,&nbsp;you will also be writing your thesis (topic of your choice supervised by an assigned professor).&nbsp;
</div><div>To sum up, studying human rights at the University of Groningen was a the best experience I could have asked for and I would 100% recommend it. In addition to the great program offered, Groningen is a very lively but still cosy and affordable student city.
</div><div>I hope this was helpful and feel free to ask any additional questions!
</div><div>Trish</div><div>
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Thank you so much, this elaborate reply really helps me a lot. 

Thank you so much, this elaborate reply really helps me a lot.&nbsp;
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