Students at National University of Ireland, Galway will gain an in-depth knowledge of international criminal law, its component crimes, substantive law and key procedures. Students will also develop an analytical approach to the relationship between other accountability mechanisms, such as truth commissions.
The LLM in International Criminal Law is of interest to those seeking to learn about the growing field of international criminal justice, the role of the International Criminal Court in international affairs and means for holding to account perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Students who have undertaken and successfully completed the programme tend to follow careers international criminal tribunals, United Nations (UN) or with UN-affiliated organisations, with NGO and quasi-NGOs, in the areas of international justice and human rights.
Graduates have also progressed to diplomatic or government-based work for example in the human rights division of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The programme also provides a foundation for further studies through the structured PhD in human rights offered by the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include
- African and Inter-American Regional Systems of Protecting Human Rights
- Business and Human Rights
- Children's Rights
- Conflict and Post-Conflict
- Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
- How to Argue with an Economist
- International Criminal Law
- International Criminal Procedure
- International Refugee Law
- Introduction to Human Rights Law
- Minority Rights
- Peace Support Operations
- Public International Law
- Procedure before International Criminal Courts
- Right to Development
- Transitional Justice
- Women's Rights
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Law Criminal Law View 8 other Masters in Criminal Law in Ireland
Candidates must be approved by the School of Law. They should preferably hold a Level 8 degree in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes a substantial law component and in which they have attained a minimum Second Class Honours, Grade 1 standard or its equivalent.
International15549 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15549 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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