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Public International Law (International and European Law)

Public International Law (International and European Law)

Public International Law is a track of the Master's programme in International and European Law. The programme introduces students to the core areas of general international law, including sources, international responsibility, international organisations, and human rights.


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Studying Public International Law

Public international law has a long tradition but also an acute modern relevance. Its main functions are the facilitation of the co-existence of independent states and communities and the furtherance of international cooperation for shared interests. Both functions are of critical importance in an era of internationalisation and globalisation.

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‘Amsterdam is very well-known for international law.’

The Public International Law track is taught by leading international law scholars with a high academic reputation and broad experience in the practice of international law. In addition to lectures, most courses are taught in smaller seminars or working groups allowing for a challenging exchange of ideas on the latest developments and academic insights in this dynamic area of law.

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Tuition fees, scholarships and living expenses

Paying the tuition fees is an important step in completing your enrolment. Other costs to keep in mind when planning your university budget include housing, living expenses, and learning materials such as books, stationary and a laptop.

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Career prospects

The Public International Law track is designed to prepare graduates for an international career in European or international institutions, international  business, law firms, government departments or non-governmental organisations.

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Degree certificate

Public International Law is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).

Public International Law (International and European Law)
Degree programme LLM International and European law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 60224