Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are of importance for the practice of international law in international organizations, foreign institutes and other governmental agencies, as well as in internationally operating law firms and enterprises.
The International Legal Studies program comprises four modules focusing on different areas of international law: “Fundamental Issues of International Law”, “International Economic Law”, “International Organizations” and “International Dispute Settlement”.
Inter-active teaching in weekly classes, lectures as well as seminars, are the preferred method of instruction by an internationally renowned faculty whose expertise and practical experience are valuable assets that students will benefit from throughout their studies.
The LL.M. International Legal Studies covers economic areas as well as the law of international organizations due to the proximity of CTBTO, IAEA, OPEC, OSCE, UNCITRAL, UNODC, UNOOSA, etc. in Vienna. The city of Vienna offers an ideal environment for this kind of program, thereby enabling students to study in depth the structures and functioning of international organizations. A few internships are regularly made available for particularly qualified students.
The curriculum consists of 4 modules: Fundamental Issues of International Law, International Economic Law, International Organizations and International Dispute Settlement. Students have to complete all four modules constituting, together with a Master Thesis, a total of 60 ECTS.
Fundamental Issues of International Law
International Economic Law
International Dispute Settlement
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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Candidates must hold a first law degree in order to be eligible for the LL.M. Program. Students holding a Bachelor or Master of Law, JD, LL.B., or LL.M. are eligible to apply.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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