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Public International Law

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12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

This unique international graduate programme enables you to study the general structure and principles of public international law and specialise in those areas that interest you most.

The programme covers areas as varied as international peace and security, human rights and international humanitarian law, international environmental law and law of the sea. You will also participate in a moot court. Working together with students from around the world, you will be able to exchange views and ideas, learn about perspectives on law in other cultures, and get a taste of what it is like to work in an international environment.

Classes, lectures and tutorials are led by legal experts who are often involved in professional practice, and who draw on their own cutting-edge research in their teaching. Under their guidance and support, you and your fellow students study various legal dilemmas and, by analysing different theories, developing analytical skills and drawing your own conclusions, you gradually learn to find appropriate answers. At the same time, a combination of compulsory and elective papers, as well as visits to international organisations and participation in a moot court, give you the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of international law while still building up a broad foundation of knowledge.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Grade average

Basic knowledge of general public international law. Criteria include grade levels, motivations and references.

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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