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LLM International Public Law

Leiden University
Program overview
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Master's degree
Start dates
Leiden
September 2019  (English)
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)

Program Description

LLM students

Earn an LLM International Public Law at Leiden University

The public international law program is a 1-year master’s specialization at the internationally acclaimed Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The program focuses on legislation that governs international relations in an increasingly complex global society.

The public international law master’s specialization is taught by lecturers who possess expertise in a wide range of aspects of public international law, including international criminal law, international human rights law, the law on peace and security, international institutional law, international dispute settlement including arbitration, international investment law, international economic law and the law on sustainable development.

The LLM program distinguishes itself by the close ties Leiden University maintains with major international organizations in The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice. The program is offered jointly at the Leiden Law School and at the renowned Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Law (LLB) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from a recognized university; in exceptional cases a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (e.g. in Political Science or equivalent) will be acceptable, provided that a substantial number of law courses are included in the bachelor’s program
  • Proven English language proficiency, demonstrated by way of a TOEFL test (overall score of 600 paper-based/250 computer-based or 100 Internet-based) or IELTS test (overall score of 7.0), evidenced by an appropriate test, occasionally complemented by a telephone interview. in addition to the above-mentioned overall English test scores, minimum band scores of IELTS 6.0 (TOEFL 20) are required for all sub-sections
  • This requirement does not apply if you have: completed your education in Canada (except Quebec), USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or an International Baccalaureate

Note: Applicants may be offered admission to a pre-sessional English course prior to entry if they have the following English language test scores – this always at the discretion of the program admission board: An overall English score of IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (TOEFL 80 and 90 respectively) – with no band scores lower than IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17) A sufficient overall English score, but one or more band score of IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL 17)

*Applicants with a higher professional education (HBO) degree are not eligible for admission, but start in the first year of the bachelor’s. Students who have a LL.B. (bachelor’s degree) in Law from Leiden University do not have to apply for admission.

Degree & diploma

Master of Laws in International Public Law

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With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...


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Location & accommodation

leiden the Netherlands

Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden, the Netherlands

Life in Leiden is greatly influenced by the relatively large number of students, as most of them both live and study in the historic city of Leiden, which has approxomately 120.000 inhabitants. Leiden University does not have a campus, but the city is it’s campus. You will almost always run into someone you know when you go shopping or when you go out at night. Since Leiden is...


Contact information for Leiden University

Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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