Master in International Law

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Program Description

Master in International Law

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

The Masters in International Law provides participants with the tools and approaches necessary for a rigorous analysis of contemporary international legal problems. The curriculum covers both public and private international law with a focus on human rights and humanitarian law, state responsibility, environmental law, trade law, international criminal law and dispute settlement.

Master in International Law

The Master in International Law is a two year programme that provides in-depth training in international law. It allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in International Law.

The MA in International Law requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international law, and familiarisation with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international history and politics or international relations).

The degree programme comprises compulsory courses, optional seminars and the writing of an original research dissertation (mémoire) in the course of the second year.

The MA in International Law sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for a rigorous analysis of contemporary international legal problems.

Admission requirements

Master in International Law: Bachelor’s degree in law, or a related discipline, or a multidisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in international relations.

Language requirements


The Institute is a bilingual English-French institution; students are therefore required to demonstrate their knowledge of these languages by including the relevant certificates with their application forms.

English

* Level required: candidates are required to demonstrate excellent command of the language, both written and spoken, attested by a language certificate

* Candidates of English mother-tongue and those who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in English, attested by a diploma, are exempt from this requirement.

French

* Level required: a passive knowledge of French can be acquired during the first study semester; knowledge of French will be tested at the start of the second semester (February or March).


* Candidates of French mother-tongue, candidates who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in French, attested by a diploma, or candidates who have obtained a French diploma equivalent to a DELF B2 are exempt from this requirement.

* Request for a waiver: candidates with no prior knowledge of French may request a waiver. Upon successful acceptance to the Institute they will be required to attend an intensive French course during the 3 weeks preceding the start of the autumn semester and for the duration of the first semester; upon completion of the course they will be required to take a language test.



Last updated December 1, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,500 CHF
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Switzerland Geneva
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,500 CHF
per term;CHF 2,500 international student