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Master
International and Transnational Criminal Law (International Criminal Law)
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Study programme

The International and Transnational Criminal Law programme combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of international and transnational criminal law with its practical application by offering a course that simulates the experience of pleading before an international (ised) tribunal and providing opportunities to engage in the Amsterdam Law Clinics, internships, and the international ICC Moot Court Competition.

The first semester at the Amsterdam Law School is dedicated to international criminal law. The second semester delves into transnational and European criminal law. All throughout the academic year, students will have the opportunity to engage in internships, participate in the Amsterdam Law Clinics and in the ICC Moot Court Competition.  In addition, the Global Justice Sessions speaker series will continue to take place.

The programme consists of both compulsory and elective courses.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure
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    6
  • Jurisdiction and Cooperation in Criminal Matters
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    6
  • International Criminal Law Practice
    1—2
    6
  • Global Justice Sessions
    1—5
  • International Criminal Tribunals - Procedural Aspects
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    6
  • International Criminal Tribunals - Substantive Law
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    6
  • Master Thesis Workshops
    2—6
  • European Criminal Law
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    6
  • Transnational Criminal Law
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    6
  • Restricted-choice electives
    1—6
    6
  • Master’s Thesis International Criminal Law – International and Transnational Criminal Law
    1—6
    12
UvA Course Catalogue: International Criminal Law - International and Transnational Criminal Law

The information on this website is valid for the current academic year and may change for next year. In May the Course Catalogue is updated for the following academic year.

Amsterdam Law Hub

In the Amsterdam Law Hub, students and staff of the Amsterdam Law School collaborate with social partners, legal entrepreneurs and institutions to develop legal solutions and innovations which meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society. You can gain practical experience here (Law Clinics) and easily make contact with legal institutions for internships.

Experiential education: the Amsterdam Law Practice  

In the courses of our unique experiential learning programme, you apply your academic knowledge of the law and the skills you have learned by putting yourself in the shoes of a legal professional, in practice or in simulated situations. By reflecting on who you are as a lawyer, you work on your professional identity. The courses therefore build a bridge to society and the future professional field. 

Within the Master's programme International Criminal Law the courses International Criminal Law PracticeAmsterdam Law ClinicsICC Moot Court and Internship are part of the Amsterdam Law Practice.

Discover the Master’s Honours programme

Are you looking for more challenge and academic depth? In that case the new Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you!

Master's degree International Criminal Law

The quality of the International and Transnational Criminal Law LLM has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). Upon successful completion of the programme, students will thus receive a legally accredited master's degree and the title Master of Laws (LLM).