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LLM in Public International Law

Programme requirements

In order to obtain an LLM degree in Public International Law a candidate must successfully complete at least 60 ECTS:
a. Five compulsory course:          
-   Advanced International Law (6 ECTS)
-   International Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)*
-   International Institutional Law (6 ECTS)
-   Settlement of International Disputes (6 ECTS)
-   UN Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement (6 ECTS)
b. One optional course from this list (at least 6 ECTS):
-       International Humanitarian Law (6 ECTS)
-       International Trade and Development Law (6 ECTS)
-       Investment and International Law (6 ECTS)
-       Refugee and Asylum Law (6 ECTS)
c. The seminar International Law in Practice (6 ECTS)
d. Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

International Human Rights Law*

6

Settlement of International Disputes

6

Seminar International Law in Practice

6

International Institutional Law

6

UN Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement

6

Choose one of four:
-         Refugee and Asylum Law
-         International Humanitarian Law

6

-         International Trade and Development Law
-         Investment and International Law

Advanced International Law

6

Master’s thesis

18

Total semester 1

30

Total semester 2

30

* For students who have already completed a Human Rights Law course in their undergraduate degree, the (seminar) course International Environmental Law (block 1+2) is available as alternative.

             

Programme structure

The programme consists of six courses (minimum), a seminar and the writing of a Master’s thesis. The programme requires one year, full-time to complete.

Exchange period in the first semester (Fall term), as exchange student:
- Advanced International Law (6 ECTS)
- International Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)
- International Institutional Law (6 ECTS)
- Settlement of International Disputes (6 ECTS)
- UN Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement (6 ECTS)

LLM completion in the second semester as registered regular LLM student (Winter/Spring term), after graduation at home university:
- One course from the following list (at least 6 ECTS):
-> International Humanitarian Law (6 ECTS)
-> International Trade and Development Law (6 ECTS)
-> Investment and International Law (6 ECTS)
-> Refugee and Asylum Law (6 ECTS)
- Seminar International Law in Practice (6 ECTS)
- Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

The LLM Public International Law is registered under the LLM CROHO label International Law and the Law of International Organizations (60605).

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