MA Programs in International Law

Compare 14 Master of Art Programs in International Law

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After earning a bachelor’s degree, some students may decide to pursue a graduate degree, such as a Master of Arts. An MA usually takes around one to two years to earn. Programs may focus on a variety of areas, such as humanities, philosophy, history and more. A thesis, research paper or project may be required for some programs before the degree is awarded.

What is an MA in International Law? This degree program usually requires students to learn one or more foreign languages. The focus of this type of program tends to be on understanding the workings of business and organizations that function internationally. This MA does not prepare students to practice law. Coursework may include such topics as political theory, global society and law, political challenges, international organizations and more. Although a dissertation or research project may not necessarily be required, there may be some sort of capstone paper to be written before graduation.

Students who choose to study international law may gain a better understanding of the skills international organizations are seeking. Students may also benefit by gaining a wider world view through learning about other cultures and languages. 

The cost of earning a Master of Arts varies greatly depending on the country, institution and length of study. In order to understand all of the costs involved, students are encouraged to thoroughly research their program of choice and contact the admission office.

Graduates with an MA in International Law may be able to find work in a variety of international organizations and businesses. Possible positions could include coordinator for the Peace Corps, specialist in international relations, foreign affairs specialist, international intelligence specialist and a variety of other positions. Students who are interested in pursuing a business career in a foreign country may find this degree program particularly useful. 

There may be online courses available for international students, students in search of distance learning programs and those who need to work while they study. In order to learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. [+]

Preparing You for Public Leadership

Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount.

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’... [-]


M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Jerusalem

The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. [+]

M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) is the first and leading university in Israel (ranked 59 in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities). The Faculty of Law together with The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for its one-year M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution in English:

The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. The expertise already acquired and disseminated by the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution and by the Faculty of Law becomes even more indispensable in the context of recent political and historical developments, in the Middle East and elsewhere.... [-]


MA in International Policies and Global Politics

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow Spain Marbella + 2 more

The International Relations MA has been designed jointly between MGIMO and MIUC to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political arena of international relations. [+]

MA International Relations by MGIMO — MIUC Overview Duration: 2 years Language: English Location: Marbella (Year 1), Moscow (Year 2) Programme Title: “International Policies and Global Politics” Degree Awarded: MA International Relations Key Disciplines Covered International institutions Diplomacy Media and International Politicies Environmental Politics Russian Politics Languages (Russian/ Spanish)

The International Relations MA has been designed jointly between MGIMO and MIUC to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political arena of international relations.... [-]


MA in Governance and Global Affairs

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow Italy Rome United Kingdom Reading Switzerland Geneva + 6 more

The two-year Master's Degree Program in International Affairs. M.A. program at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. [+]

Program Profile

The two-year Master's Degree Program in International Affairs. M.A. program at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of an international, multicultural environment.

The Governance and Global Affairs M.A. program may be especially useful for applicants interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and international relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language – 10 academic hours per week. The Program provides extensive teaching of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture, key political processes and conflicts.... [-]


MA in Law, Development and Globalisation

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Law, Development and Globalisation allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world. It gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce. [+]

MA in Law, Development and Globalisation

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Law, Development and Globalisation allows students to study the relationships between law and development in the context of a globalising world. It gives students the opportunity to study the complex relationship between these processes and legal systems in an international and comparative context, with the opportunity to focus on a broad range of areas including: imperialism, inequality, finance and commerce. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Islamic Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in Islamic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, Law of Islamic finance and human rights, as well as its relationship to society in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners in their specialised fields.... [-]


MA in International Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. [+]

MA in International Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law allows students to learn about commercial law and its application in the globalised world. The modules available cover a broad range of geographical and legal areas, including comparative law, economic approaches to law, law and globalisation, banking and finance, Islamic, Chinese and Middle Eastern law, labour law, copyright, trade law, fraud, multinational enterprises and the WTO. [+]

MA in International and Comparative Commercial Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The globalisation of commerce makes it extremely useful, if not essential, for anyone wishing to practise commerical law to study it from an international and comparative perspective. The huge growth in the importance of multinational corporations, and countries such as China and the Gulf states, makes it equally useful to study such corporations and countries as well. SOAS has a unique concentration of modules in this area, taught by experts who combine experience in legal practice and consulting with academic scholarship. Many of those modules are equally useful for people wishing to study other areas of law, such as human rights, environmental law, Chinese law and Islamic law, as their main focus.... [-]


MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. [+]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Chinese Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Chinese Law allows students to study Chinese law in depth, looking at areas such as foundations of Chinese Law, Commerce and Human Rights. [+]

MA in Chinese Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Chinese Law allows students to study Chinese law in depth, looking at areas such as foundations of Chinese Law, Commerce and Human Rights. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Human Rights Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. [+]

MA in Human Rights Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Human Rights Law allows students to study human rights law, its application and relevance to a broad range of areas and legal issues, including Islamic law, Chinese law, gender, international law, conflict and labour law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]


MA in Government and Politics

St. John's University, Rome Campus
Campus Full time September 2018 Italy Rome

The 33-credit M.A. program offers comprehensive study of the institutions, theories, and political processes of international governments and organizations. In the program, which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Department, you’ll develop the analytical and research skills necessary to excel in a career in International Relations. [+]

Earn your Master of Arts degree in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations at St. John’s University’s beautiful Rome Campus, which features a diverse, international student body. Studying abroad in Rome will allow you to prepare yourself for the global arena; learn about international business and political issues; participate in internships at UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and embassies; thrive in a comfortable and supportive academic environment; enjoy new experiences; and cultivate life-long friendships with other students from all over the world. As a graduate student on the Rome campus, you’ll have the best of both worlds: the opportunity to earn a degree from an American university while living in a major European center of government, politics, international organizations, and multinational corporations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD)

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy is a graduate school offering a range of professional degrees in international affairs. The two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) is the School’s flagship international affairs degree. [+]

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy is a graduate school offering a range of professional degrees in international affairs. The two-year Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) is the School’s flagship international affairs degree. While the degree’s name includes its historical “law and diplomacy” origins, the MALD is much more -- it provides an outstanding academic and professional foundation in economics, business, politics, history, and law.

The MALD is academically rigorous, professionally relevant, and truly interdisciplinary. It provides students the knowledge and tools necessary to tackle with world’s most challenging problems. By connecting theory and practice, MALD students transform themselves into well-versed and competent leaders who are able to shape international issues and events across a variety of sectors. The flexibility of the program ensures that students can tailor their education to meet specific personal, academic and/or professional goals. Students learn to understand their own interests and the world using a variety of analytical tools, disciplinary lenses and a wide array of perspectives.... [-]


MA Global Migration and Policy

Tel Aviv University - International Office
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv

The M.A. in Global Migration and Policy is an interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy. [+]

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The M.A. in Global Migration and Policy is an interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy. The program is designed for passionate students with strong educational backgrounds, professional drive and, preferably, previous professional or activist experience. Students are first exposed to the main theoretical perspectives and subsequently to the professionally-oriented principles of migration. Led by scholars and practitioners in the field of migration, topics covered in the courses include immigration and citizenship policies; legal and ethical perspectives on refuge and asylum; the labor market integration of immigrants; the challenges of social integration and ethnic identification of the “second generation”; marginalization and discrimination; migration and the environment; and best practices in international development and humanitarian aid, among other subjects. Students gain hands-on experience through fieldwork and are able to specialize in areas of migration according to their personal preferences.... [-]