International Law and Global Governance, LL.M. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
12 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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International Law is extending forcefully into our everyday politics, economics, and societies - having an impact on international organizations, regimes, tribunals, courts, corporations, NGOs and, even, terrorist threats. The curriculum of this LLM International Law and Global Governance at Tilburg University provides expertise across the core areas of international law.

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This International Law and Global Governance program at Tilburg University will help you gain the legal, analytical, and argumentation skills to get prepared for a wide variety of career paths in professional practice, government, international advocacy, international courts and tribunals, international organizations, multinational consultancies, and journalism. 

  • The courses are structured as a three-pillar legal order roughly captured by three categories: (1) International Law and International Relations; (2) Human Rights and Human Security; (3) Global Sustainability and Environmental Law
  • The program has an interdisciplinary approach and law-in-context focus:  not only will learn about relevant treaties and landmark cases, but also about how political institutions, economic actors, and civil society shape the way in which laws are produced and applied at the international level.
  • All teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice. The latest research is continuously fed into learning, so you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of (meta-)legal research.

This is a track of the Master's program International and European Law (LLM). You specialize by following one of its tracks.  Degree upon graduation: Master in Law (LLM) in International and European Law.

Career prospects

The Master's program in International Law and Global Governance qualifies you to pursue a challenging career in legal practice and/or in an advisory function. Potential career paths include posts within national and international public administration, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the diplomatic service, European and international courts, multinational enterprises, and advocacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public International Law: Continuity and Transformation
  • Research Design and Methods for Postnational Lawyers
  • International Security in Historical Perspective
  • Global Trade and Development Law
  • History and Theory of International Law
  • International Relations: Law, Power and Global Governance
  • Human Rights and Globalization
  • Human Rights and Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

Before you apply, please make sure that you meet the following admission requirements:

  • You have an academic Bachelor's degree in Law before the start of this Master's program, or;
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations before the start of this Master’s program, or:
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in a law related field (with a minimum of 90 ECTS in law courses).
  • You may also apply if you have an academic Bachelor's degree in a different field. In this case you must show, in your motivational letter, that you possess demonstrable abilities and skills relevant to complete the Master's program (for instance, you have obtained at least 30 ECTS in a law-related field in your previous studies and you have completed an internship or have work experience in a field related to the program). The Admissions Committee will decide on a case-by-case basis whether admission can be granted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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