Studyportals

Public International Law (specialisation)

Leiden University

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
Duration
18800 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

Public International Law (specialisation) is a one-year Master’s specialisation at the internationally acclaimed Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme focuses on the legal framework that governs international relations in an increasingly complex global society.

Overview

In this programme you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental doctrines of public international law, studying different perspectives from theory and practice. We will also challenge you to develop your own views on the role and functioning of law in international society.

As a result of globalisation and international interdependence, international law is changing. Whereas in the past, this law was limited to relations between states, in recent years, organisations, peoples, business and individuals have also become part of the realm of international law. 

Who is entitled to intervene in situations of mass violations of human rights? Which means are allowed to combat international terrorism? Can the international community develop governance mechanisms, including law, to deal with problems such as global climate change?

The Public International Law (specialisation) offered at Leiden University will provide you with a broad academic training. As the programme will be taught in Leiden and The Hague, it will, in as far as possible, draw upon the expertise available in the various international institutions located in The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. As a student of this programme, you will be challenged to develop your own views on the role and functioning of law in international society.

Career prospects

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career within:
  • your national legal system;
  • international law departments of national institutions;
  • international governmental or non-governmental organisations;
  • internationally operating business enterprises;
  • academia.

Programme Structure

  • The Public International Law Master’s specialisation is taught by lecturers who possess expertise in a wide range of aspects of public international law, including international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, the law on peace and security, international institutional law, international dispute settlement, international economic law and international environmental law.
  • The programme is offered full-time (one academic year) and part-time (two academic years), both with daytime classes. Part-time students are offered the same facilities and courses as full-time students. For non-European students, the part-time option is not possible because of visa requirements.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of a valid passport or ID card
  • A copy of a Dutch residence permit (if applicable)
  • CV (résumé)
  • Language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Public International Law (specialisation)
-
Leiden University

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!