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International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (Advanced LL.M.)

Career preparation

This advanced master’s programme provides you with research as well as practical skills necessary to address complex legal questions in the field of international dispute settlement, and to work with and within a variety of legal systems as a legal professional in an international environment.

The market for attractive positions within the field of international dispute settlement and arbitration in general is often competitive. The aim of the programme in relation to professional prospects is to provide an advanced and solid academic education that can constitute the basis for a successful career.

The ability to understand the general principles of international dispute settlement and arbitration, the specific methods of dispute settlement with a special focus on international arbitration, and the inclusion of dispute resolution in commercial relations will give our graduates the added value they may need to successfully compete in the labour market. Graduates have been educated and trained to work on dispute settlement issues in different areas of (international) law, which enhances their career possibilities. They will be well equipped to work on various dispute settlement issues in a variety of jobs and in a variety of national and international intercultural settings. Thus, the programme provides a profound knowledge and capacity building track for (potential) professionals involved in the dispute settlement sector.

Career services

One of the biggest assets you will have in your career is your professional network. Through your interactions with professionals in the classroom, as well as during your internship, study trip and site visits, you will begin to build your own international network. These contacts could greatly enhance your career prospects, as they often help with job leads and recommendations.

Every year a special Career Week is organised for all advanced master’s students which includes various workshops, presentations and trainings.

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