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Public International Law (International and European Law)

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Can the EU impose sanctions on Russia for its alleged involvement in the downing of MH-17? Do human rights treaties apply when armed forces operate abroad? In today’s globalized world, problems and challenges increasingly transcend national boundaries. Climate change, terrorism, trade wars, refugees and mass migration are examples of issues that require global solutions, and international law is an important tool to achieve and implement those solutions.

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The LLM in Public International Law provides you with a solid understanding of general international law while at the same time allowing specialization in a particular area. You can tailor the Master’s programme to your personal interests and ambitions by enrolling in various elective courses. You will be taught by leading researchers in the field, as well as by people working with international law in practice.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from Public International Law will tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

The study programme

The programme provides you with a solid understanding of general international law while at the same time allowing specialization in a particular area. You can tailor the Master’s programme to your personal interests and ambitions by enrolling in various elective courses. You will be taught by leading researchers in the field, as well as by people working with international law in practice.

Is this programme for you?

  • International students: admission to the Master’s programme is based on your prior academic credentials. 
  • Students with a Dutch degree: students with a Bachelor of Laws degree from a Dutch university and students with a PPLE degree with a ‘major in law’ are eligible for admission.

English language proficiency

Both Dutch and international students must provide proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge certificate). Dutch students are exempted if they passed English for their VWO diploma (sufficient mark, 6 or higher) or possess a VWO certificate in English.

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This programme matches my desire to develop an understanding of some of the main challenges our globalised world is facing Hyeonsim Lee, student Public International Law Read more interviews with students
International environment

Over 60% of the students has an international background

High quality of teaching and research

We rank in the world’s Top 40 law schools and in the Top 5 continental European law schools

Challenging exchange of ideas in small groups

Next to larger lectures, classes are taught in seminars or working groups.

Amsterdam Law Practice

Work with other students towards the solution of practical legal problems

After graduation

The ever-increasing importance and complexity of public international law is reflected in a growing demand for professionals specialising in this area of law. This Master’s programme prepares you for a wide range of career paths in national and international legal practice.

Discover the other tracks

Did you know that Public International Law is part of the Master's programme International and European Law? European Union Law, European Competition Law and Regulation and International Trade and Investment Law are also Master's tracks of this programme. These tracks could also be interesting for you.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM International and European Law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time, part-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60224