Can the EU impose sanctions on Russia for its alleged involvement in the downing of MH-17? Do human rights treaties apply when armed forces operate abroad? In today’s globalized world, problems and challenges increasingly transcend national boundaries. Climate change, terrorism, trade wars, refugees and mass migration are examples of issues that require global solutions, and international law is an important tool to achieve and implement those solutions.
The LLM in Public International Law provides you with a solid understanding of general international law while at the same time allowing specialization in a particular area. You can tailor the Master’s programme to your personal interests and ambitions by enrolling in various elective courses. You will be taught by leading researchers in the field, as well as by people working with international law in practice.
This Master’s programme will extend your knowledge of general international law. Through the wide variety of elective courses on offer you can specialize in specific areas such as human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international environmental law. This allows you to tailor the curriculum to your personal interests and ambitions.
You’ll take at least one experiential education course as part of the Amsterdam Law Practice. During the course Practising International Law, students work in a team preparing a memorandum on an international legal problem as part of a Clinic simulation. In the Amsterdam Law Clinics you can work on actual legal cases for NGOs and other clients under the guidance of our clinical staff. You also have the opportunity to participate in a moot court or pursue an internship in the field of international law.
English language proficiency
Both Dutch and international students must provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge certificate). Dutch students are exempted if they passed English for their VWO diploma (sufficient mark, 6 or higher) or possess a VWO certificate in English.
The ever-increasing importance and complexity of public international law is reflected in a growing demand for professionals specialising in this area of law. This Master’s programme prepares you for a wide range of career paths in national and international legal practice. For Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university there’s the possibility of ‘civiel effect’. Go to the study programme to read more about the conditions.
|Degree programme||LLM International and European Law|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|