For the Public International Law, you will choose one of two major specializations: International Criminal Law or Peace, Justice, and Development.
What does this master’s programme entail?
In this advanced master’s programme, you will gain a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs international relations in an increasingly complex global society. You will learn in-depth about a wide range of aspects that affect our world, in addition to getting the opportunity to specialize your area of study. Through focused seminars and workshops, you will be challenged to develop your own views on the role and functioning of public international law.
For this programme, you will choose one of the following specializations:
- International Criminal Law (Advanced)
- Peace, Justice, and Development (Advanced)
To view the full programme outline, please choose the link to one of the specializations.
During the programme, you will develop the skills to:
- thoroughly analyze and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases
- research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions
- clearly present your findings both orally and in writing to legal specialists as well as non-lawyers
- actively participate in academic debate
- apply this advanced academic knowledge of the public international law in a professional context
Is Public International Law the right programme for you?
The Public International Law programme is a good fit for you if you have a sincere interest in the field and:
- you are a qualified lawyer who would like to enhance your career prospects
- you are an excellent student who has completed your legal studies in your home country with sufficient knowledge of Public International Law or
- you have professional experience in the field
The programme caters to those who are working in or would like to pursue a career in international organizations, governmental institutions, international non-governmental organizations or in academia. You can follow the programme full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
- Public International Law: Capita Selecta
- International Dispute Settlement
- International Institutional Law
- International Criminal Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Protection of Human Rights
- Privatissimum: UN Peacekeeping
Specialisation courses: International Criminal Law
- Advanced International Criminal Law
- International Criminal Litigation
Specialisation courses: Peace, Justice, and Development
- Peace Building and Transitional Justice
- International Economic Law and Sustainable Development
Please select one of the specializations to view the full prospectus and a more detailed programme description.
Admission and application
Do you want to apply for this master’s programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your programme by following the step-by-step guide in the application and admission section:
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Last updated January 21, 2018