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Public International Law (International and European Law)

Open Day

Do you want to know if this study really suits you? Find out through the information and activities below.

What is this programme about?

Students and lecturers talk about this programme. Watch the video to learn more about the Master's Public International Law.


  • What does the study programme look like?
  • What is the Amsterdam Law Practice?

    The Amsterdam Law School offers experiential education unique to the Netherlands. In the award winning educational programme the Amsterdam Law Practice, you learn by reflecting on who you are as a lawyer and how you want to contribute to society in the future. You apply your academic knowledge of the law and your learned skills by putting yourself in the shoes of a lawyer in real or simulated cases. For example, in clinicsyou will work on real cases. In simulations or law labs, practice is imitated.

    You are taught by top lecturers from the field and you learn a lot from each other in a small group of motivated students. Within each Master’s programme it is possible to take at least 6 ECTS of experiential learning and up to 12 ECTS. The Amsterdam Law Practice won a Dutch Higher Education Award for innovative education in 2022.

  • What will my career prospects be like?

    The ever-increasing importance and complexity of public international law is reflected by a growing demand for professionals specialized in this area of law. You can find our graduates in government departments like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, in international organizations like the UN, the WTO and the EU, in non-governmental public interest organ­izations like Amnesty International and Greenpeace, in national and international courts like the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, as well as in law firms and multinational corporations.

  • What is a track?

    Public International Law is a side track in the Master's programme International and European Law which you can choose. Other tracks of the Master’s programme International and European Law are European Competition Law and Regulation, International Trade and Investment Law and European Union Law

  • Is there an Honour’s programme for Master’s students?

    Yes, if you are looking for more challenge and academic depth the Honours programme Academic Excellence track could be interesting for you. It is designed for excellent law students with evident research talent. The programme can be pursued in addition to all LLM programmes (Dutch and English). You will receive advanced training in research methods and academic skills as well as gather first-hand research experience during a research internship at one of our research projects.

Keep me informed

Do you want more information about Public International Law? Download our brochure and/or register. We will keep you informed about open days and developments regarding this Master’s programme!

Campus Tour

Law student Marta gives you a tour around the campus from the Amsterdam Law School. She shows you the most important places and gives you a glimpse of life on campus.

Online lecture

Watch an online lecture! Lecturer Yvonne Donders of International Human Rights Law talks about Categories of Human Rights.