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Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.)

About the programme

In the Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law programme, you will study a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, examining them from both an international and a European perspective.

Programme overview

The overall objective of the programme is to provide you with an advanced and thorough knowledge of the elements of Air and Space Law. You will also develop an overview of the nature and structure of related fields such as Public International Law, EU Law and Competition Law.

More information about the programme structure 

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Educational methods

The teaching takes place in small, seminar style classes, which require your active participation. You will be taught by expert faculty from the International Institute of Air and Space Law, visiting international professors and distinguished legal practitioners specialised in specific aspects of air and space law.

While maintaining the highest academic standards, this programme will help you further develop your professional skills through giving presentations and participating in a moot court competition. For the moot court, you will receive skills trainings in research, analysis, legal writing and pleading. You will gain further experience in preparing oral pleadings and written submissions for a legal case, as well as arguing before a panel of judges.

After completing your courses, you will undertake a 6-8 week internship in an institution dealing with either air or space law, often located beyond the Dutch border. This will not only allow you to gain useful practical insights into the professional world of air and space law, but will also clearly enhance your career prospects. You will complete the programme by writing a thesis.

Blended learning version of the programme

The programme is also offered in a blended learning version. Blended learning is a combination of distance learning and face-to-face learning that enables participants to pursue their studies alongside employment or other commitments.

Read more information about our blended learning version of the programme.

Student support services

The programme coordinator will be your first point of contact before, during and after the programme. The coordinator can help you with all kinds of practical questions related to your programme and can refer you to someone else if necessary. 

You will also receive several study/career workshops as an important part of your study programme. We also offer alumni advice and guidance via an alumni career café and the opportunity to access the Career Advisor of the Law School.

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