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Public International Law (LLM)

Public International Law (LLM)

The two-year Research Master’s programme in Public International Law aims to give students knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of public international law, with a particular focus on key areas of the international rule of law.


Please note: After 1 September 2019 (deadline application 1 April 2019) students can no longer enrol in the two-year Research Master's in Information Law and Public International Law since these programmes will be terminated as of 1 September 2022. Click on the Admission button for more information.

Students of the Research Master's Public International Law will engage with questions of legal science and international legal research, and will acquire the skills they need in order to apply their knowledge to conduct fundamental and applied research. Graduates of the Research Master’s may apply for an accelerated, three-year PhD track.

Study programme

During the first year, students gain an understanding of the foundations of public international law and, more specifically, the international rule of law. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to specialise in a topic within the theme of the international rule of law, for example in the field of human rights, criminal law or humanitarian law.

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PhD option

Graduates of the Research Master’s may apply for an accelerated, three-year PhD track.

Key facts

Public International Law (LLM)
Degree programme LLM Public international law (research)
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60369