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Master
International Criminal Law - Joint Program with Columbia Law School (International Criminal Law)
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Functions International Criminal Law

Thanks to our ‘in context’ teaching method, you can easily adapt to various kinds of legal practice and fulfill a range of functions.

Our graduates work:

  • In International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, including the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • In national legal institutions and at law firms
  • In prosecution services and judicial bodies
  • In academic institutions and NGO’s
  • In International Criminal Law academia
  • At ministries of foreign affairs, justice and defence
Academic career

You can also choose to pursue an academic career at the university after completing your Master's degree. As a PhD student, you will conduct research and give lectures.

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UvA Student Careers Centre

The Student Careers Centre is there to help with your career development. You can contact them to discuss your options, ambitions and doubts at any time during your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What will my career prospects be like?

    This LLM programme prepares students for a career in international criminal law. Graduates are singularly qualified to assume leadership roles in the world of international criminal courts and tribunals including the ICC, in national legal institutions and at law firms, in international criminal law academia and at ministries of foreign affairs, justice and defence. Due to their prominent position in the area of international (criminal) law, New York and Amsterdam offer enhanced job opportunities for graduates of the programme.

  • Can I already get career advice during my studies?

    For advice regarding your choice of Master's programme and/or if you need help in shaping your career, please contact our Student Careers Center. They specialize in guiding and advising students and graduates in finding a suitable job. They will guide you through your orientation and questions. You can contact them for information, advice, workshops, events and individual guidance at studentcareerscentre@uva.nl.

  • Can I gain admission to the bar and acquire ‘civiel effect’?

    Obtaining ‘civiel effect’ in the Netherlands requires both the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Laws completed at a Dutch university (cf. art. 2 Advocatenwet), as well as meeting the requirements of the "Convenant Civiel Effect" of 2016. Please note that the Bachelor’s in Law, and some Law programmes at the Master's level, are taught solely in Dutch. 

    If you obtained your Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in law in another European country (EER or Switzerland), you may be eligible for exemption from some courses within the UvA's Bachelor’s in Law. Please contact the Examinations Board of the Amsterdam Law School for more information. You may also want to consult the information on European graduates/lawyers on the NoVA websiteExternal link