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Public International Law (International and European Law)
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Study programme

This Master's programme consists of a core of compulsory courses that ensure an in-depth knowledge of general international law and the development of the skills required for a career in international law. In addition, it allows you to tailor it to your personal interests by enrolling in various elective courses.

Programme structure

The Public International Law track has 4 compulsory courses (24 EC). You also have to take the course Practising International Law, but this course may be replaced with one of the Amsterdam Law Practice courses (6 EC). In addition, you choose 3 elective courses (18 EC). The programme concludes with a thesis of 12 EC.

Students are taught not only in lectures but also in small-group seminars. In these seminars you exchange views and debate solutions to complex legal issues. Lectures and seminars are taught by top researchers and practitioners. Many of them have experience at international institutions, international tribunals, and other public institutions or top law firms.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Principles and Foundations of International Law
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    9
  • International Dispute Settlement
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    6
  • International Responsibility
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    6
  • International Law and Justice in Context
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    3
  • Restricted-choice electives: Amsterdam Law Practice
    1—6
    6
  • Restricted-choice electives
    1—6
    18
  • Free-choice electives: Extracurricular
    1—2
  • Master's thesis
    1—6
    12
UvA Course Catalogue: Public International 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.

Student Max van Rij
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The atmosphere at the university is international, with students from all over the world. You share different perspectives. That really helped to widen my scope. Max van Rij, student Public International Law Read more stories from students
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