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Why this Master's at the UvA?
Attention for relevant issues and academic skills

Develop a broad and deep understanding

The track International and Transnational Criminal Law enhances a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues of international and cross-border justice.
Learn from leading professionals in the field

Outstanding lecturers

This track combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of international and transnational criminal law with its practical application. Our lecturers are all experts in their own discipline.
Broad knowledge of transnational criminal law 

Expand your knowledge

We aim to train a new generation of criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending disciplinary borders.
Have the opportunity to take internships or conduct (interdisciplinary) research 

Internships or research

An internship will allow students to gain experience in a specific organisation. Any (theoretical) knowledge, insights and skills gained previously will be able to be developed and deepened during an (research) internship.  

Is this programme for you?

  1. You are interested in international and transnational criminal law as distinct fields of legal study.
  2. You are eager to meet and hear from internationally renowned practitioners.
  3. You like the fact that the programme combines the study of theoretical aspects and foundations of International Criminal Law with its practical application.

The Master's programme in ITCL is a selective, specialised programme open to a limited number of motivated, ambitious students. A selection procedure applies whereby students with the most competitive applications will be admitted to the programme.

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Discover the Master’s programme and tracks

The University of Amsterdam offers two tracks under its Master's programme in International Criminal Law. The other track offered by Amsterdam Law School is a joint programme in International Criminal Law. Whilst the first semester is shared with students in the ITCL programme, those enrolled in the joint program will spend the second semester at Colombia Law School in New York.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
LLM International and Transnational Criminal Law
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus