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Why study International Criminal Law at the UvA?
Attention for relevant issues and academic skills 

Develop a broad and deep understanding

Get the opportunity to study in New York

Semester in New York

Learn from leading professionals in the field

Outstanding lecturers

Take part in a distinctive programme in International Criminal Law

Top level programme

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.
  4. You have an interest in criminal law and human rights in an international context.

The Master's programme in International Criminal Law - Joint Program 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.

Portret of student Laura Burins
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This programme offered the possibility to understand the broader context in which International Criminal Law is placed and helped me to identify obstacles and challenges for the future Laura Burens, student International Criminal Law Read more stories from students
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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 second, other track offered by Amsterdam Law School provides a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law, with the first semester being shared with the joint programme. The second semester includes courses on international and transnational criminal law as well as opportunities for internships, law clinics and involvement in the ICC Moot Court Competition organised by the International Bar Association & the Grotius Centre. 

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