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Peace, Justice and Development (Advanced LL.M.)

About the programme

This programme will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills to navigate the many interrelated areas of public international law that affect peace, justice and development.

Educational methods

Classes take place in the form of seminars, normally held in two to three-hour sessions, two to three times a week per course. You will also be actively encouraged to take part in academic activities outside the curriculum, such as participation in conferences and workshops, field trips and internships. The programme will be completed by writing a thesis.

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.

Programme overview

In this programme, you will study various academic literary texts and will analyse international legal instruments, as well as jurisprudence in the relevant fields. You will be trained to develop skills to integrate the distinctive branches of international law and to formulate an independent opinion on legal questions relating to war, peace and the quest for justice (both substantively and procedurally).

For a detailed specialisation programme, see the Prospectus. Please note that this guide applies to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may slightly differ.

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