Masters Programs in International Law

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International Law

International law governs the binding relations between nations. While it may be argued that international law is one of the relatively newer specializations in law—what with the United Nations, which set its current framework, only created in 1945—international law goes way back. Which is not surprising, considering that has always been a need for nations, be they from the ancient times or the contemporary era, to form binding relationships with each other. International law is an exciting and high-paying practice that many lawyers are aiming for. Theories in international law gives us profound insights how international diplomacy and treaties work, for example, and a student of Master in International Law will explore these issue in depth.

International law can be further divided into three sub-disciplines: public international law, which concerns itself with the explicit relationship of nations and transnational entities with each other and among themselves; private international law, which answers questions of criminal jurisdiction, cross-border law enforcement, extradition et cetera; and supranational law, which is the set of rules that governs transnational entities, like the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.

Students of Master in International Law will study, among other thing, international lawmaking, international arbitration, economic sanctions, international trade, mutual defense, history of international law and armistices. Graduates of a Master in International Law program should be able to provide sound counsel to states in conducting diplomacy, trade and law enforcement; they are also highly important to individual appellants and plaintiffs, especially in cases of state-acted human rights abuses, extradition, asylum, political detention, and more.

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Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights. [+]

Masters in International Law. International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Why study international law and human rights? Students obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger, Alexander Trunk. Ranked in the TOP 1.2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public... [-]

Master in International Business Law

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competences that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies. [+]

International Business Law (IBL) aims at preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international business law able to independently analyse problems of business law in the context of international business, find effective solutions to legal issues and implement them in the international business environment. The main objectives of the IBL are associated with the results/competences that must be achieved/ acquired over the course of studies. Feedback of lecturers, students and experts The IBLMP was assessed by the team of international experts (from Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Lithuania) in 2016 and received highest evaluation and accreditation for 6 years. Experts highlighted these features of excellence of the Programme: The compulsory elements of the IBL provide a scope wide enough to cover the essentials of the subject matter, while the choice of options provides ample opportunity for developing individual interest. The Socratic method, problem-based learning and safeguarding holistic, systematic exploration of a given academic field, including a staged process of familiarizing students with a research experience, does not only carry academic value but also ensures development of hands-on, self-managerial competencies and skills. Since the IBL is host to a considerable number of international scholars and practitioners on a regular base, the programme offers scope for the provision of international expertise. Implementation of a tutoring and a mentoring system, by means of which advanced students are encouraged to help students with difficulties in the study process and by which support is given to foreign students. The facilities provided, especially in terms of internet... [-]

European and International Energy Law

TU-Campus EUREF
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

For the fourth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. [+]

Masters in International Law. Introduction Germany is home to the largest energy sector in Europe and a forerunner in renewable energy deployment. Where else would you study energy law than in Germany’s capital? For the fourth year now Technische Universität Berlin offers the advanced Master of Business Law European and International Energy Law on the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin. The course offers lawyers, legal practitioners and economists an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in the field of international and European energy law. Students will become acquainted with the technical and economic foundations of energy markets as well as all areas of law relevant for the value chains in the electricity and gas sector. The curriculum covers competition law, regulatory law and economic fundamentals inter alia. Lecturers come from the international community (Germany, USA, UK, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium) and cover expertise in all relevant areas of energy regulation such as universities, European and national authorities (European Commission and National Regulatory Authority), international and national energy companies, major law firms, and courts. The course is supported by the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg.eu). The academic director is Professor Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker, editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law. He is editor and co-author of the large-scale academic work Berlin Commentary on Energy Law (“Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht”), which encompasses 4 volumes and more than 12.000 pages. Course Structure The Master programme is taught over... [-]

Master Of Law: Private And Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time February 2018 Congo, DR Goma

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law [+]

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system. UFRACO adopts the following philosophy: 1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system. [-]

Master in International Business Law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student of the master International Business Law (IBL), you will be able to network in a real-life business environment. Some courses are taught by legal practitioners, who can give you a genuine understanding of how law works in practice... [+]

Masters in International Law. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam benefits from its unique location in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, where many international law firms are located. As a student of the master International Business Law (IBL), you will be able to network in a real-life business environment. Some courses are taught by legal practitioners, who can give you a genuine understanding of how law works in practice. Classes are small, international and interactive. The mix of nationalities within the group gives the IBL programme an extra dimension. STRUCTURE OF THE IBL PROGRAMME The Master’s programme in International Business Law consists of mandatory courses, electives courses, a research seminar and a Master thesis. Students must opt for a specialization (‘Profile Transactions’ or ‘Profile Regulatory’). The mandatory courses provide you with a general legal foundation, while later elective courses focus on more specific areas of international business law. In the final stage, you will write your Master thesis. The IBL programme focuses on rules and practices for promoting international commercial transactions. It aims at developing an understanding of the world’s trading system and rules for international investments, and it examines the legal aspects of business practices. You will study the main legal areas and the interaction between the actors involved in transactions. In addition, you will develop skills to anticipate, analyse and address problems that may arise in your future career: the legal practice of international business. YOUR FUTURE CAREER After finishing this Master’s programme, you will be well equipped for your... [-]

Master in International Law, Foreign Trade & International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Barcelona
Campus Full time March 2018 Spain Barcelona

This Master has been developed for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other persons with interest in developing their career in the International Law framework. [+]

This Master has been developed for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other persons with interest in developing their career in the International Law framework. NEXT EDITION: MARCH 2016 The Master in International Law is an international postgraduate Law degree for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other people interested in developing their career in the International Law framework. The applicants must be able to attend and dedicate one year to the programme as a full-time student. It is also mandatory for all the students to have an outstanding knowledge of the English language, as English is the official language of the programme and therefore all the lectures are given in English. Thinking globally is the aim of the Master in International Law: globalization and economic crisis is transforming the practice of law becoming more international. Nowadays, even family business are likely to face complex issues involving employment and immigration law, international trade issues and sophisticated tax and health law regulations. Thus, the programme is designed to appeal to both local and foreign students who wish to obtain a specialist qualification in International law, international relations and foreign trade. The knowledge of International law is important to graduates for different reasons: public international law has taken into account the effects of globalization and the necessity of protecting general and common... [-]

Master's Programme in International Law and Human Rights

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Turku

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. [+]

Degree awarded: Politices Magister - Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/en/humanrightsmaster

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. The programme consists of the following modules:

Compulsory human rights law courses (85 credits), including a research seminar and a Master's thesis in international human rights law Optional courses (35 credits), which may include courses offered by the universities in Åbo within Turku Law School

Students who have successfully completed the full-time study programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (Politices magister).... [-]


Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy has two specializations. Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Descartes University, from Paris-Sorbonne University, from other prestigious European universities and academic institutions who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Highly specialized experts, diplomats and military experts will contribute to our students strategic thinking and planning. [+]

This multidisciplinary programme has two directions: The programme of International Law, Diplomacy, and International Relations introduces students to the frameworks and processes underlying international relations. You will learn the key intellectual tools that expose you to contemporary international relations. Specialist study modules focus on the forms of organisation, dispute settlement, the law of treaties, law of the sea and rules governing diplomatic relations. Additionally, you will study economic and financial relations, international trade, economic law in its institutional aspects followed by international criminal and human rights law, environment and sustainable development and nuclear law. Students also explore the historical and geopolitical contexts of international relations, providing a working knowledge of tried and tested diplomatic techniques. Students that choose to follow the programme of Defence and International Security will be introduced to history of national and international security within a multidisciplinary framework. You will learn key tools about war mechanism, security policies and doctrines to better understand defense issues in the today’s world. It allows students to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defense, peace-keeping, intelligence services, international security and diplomacy. Starting from “History of defence and national security” and “History of war and peace” students will follow topics like “Law of armed conflict and security”, “Geopolitics of conflicts”, to the modern question of “Cybersecurity”. These major themes are taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners in link with international military institutions. Our faculty is composed... [-]

Master in International Law

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lithuania Vilnius

The purpose of study programme specialization is to prepare international law specialists who will be able to conceptualize, identify, understand, analyse and resolve problems arising in international legal regulation, develop motivated, logical and legally grounded arguments and solutions to these problems and the ways to prevent them, which would ensure effective application of international law, improve the work of states and international organisations. [+]

Masters in International Law. Why this study programme? The purpose of study programme specialization is to prepare international law specialists who will be able to conceptualize, identify, understand, analyse and resolve problems arising in international legal regulation, develop motivated, logical and legally grounded arguments and solutions to these problems and the ways to prevent them, which would ensure effective application of international law, improve the work of states and international organisations. Specialisation responds to the need to have professional, high skills specialists, able to develop and implement the strategies and foreign policy objectives of any country, represent and protect the interests of states or companies in international fora, ensure effective international cooperation among the states and international organisations and coherence between international and national law. The study programme also addresses the challenges of globalisation whereby the line between international and national is slowly disappearing and international issues become more and more relevant in traditional fields. The studies begin at Mykolas Romeris University and include 1 compulsory study abroad semester through Erasmus scheme. Students are free to choose from partner universities that offer corresponding subjects. This programme combines all the essential aspects of International Public and Private Law, as well as the European Union Law. So far it is the only international law programme which offers international internships to practice the knowledge and skills acquired. Entry requirements Bachelor's degree of law or an equivalent first university degree with a minimum 3-year study duration; English language proficiency - the level not lower... [-]

Master's Degree in International and European Business Law

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Madrid

The Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law is tailored to the needs of in-house and external advisors to companies operating internationally in the area of the European Union. Holders of this degree will be in a good position to seek jobs as legal counsel of multinational companies with international activities in all industries. Moreover, students will benefit from access to the services and to the pool of job offers of the employment service of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. [+]

Máster Universitario en Derecho Internacional y Europeo de los Negocios El Máster Universitario en Derecho Internacional y Europeo de los Negocios ofrece: Oportunidades para realizar prácticas en prestigiosos despachos de abogados españoles o internacionales en Madrid. Visitas a Bruselas y Luxemburgo para reunirse con los responsables políticos de la Unión Europea y asistir a una audiencia en el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea. Posibilidad de asistir a clases de español gratuitas. Seminarios, tutorías y networking con destacados profesionales del Derecho español y europeo. Visitas a bufetes de abogados y a importantes instituciones jurídicas españolas y europeas. Un enfoque verdaderamente global y práctico, ya que su plan de estudios está totalmente diseñado sobre la base del Derecho internacional y de la UE, y específicamente adaptado a las necesidades de las empresas y de las transacciones internacionales. Un cuerpo docente compuesto por los mejores profesores y abogados en ejercicio procedentes de diferentes países de la Unión Europea. Admisión Perfil de ingreso: Los estudiantes que entran en el programa de Maestría en general tienen un grado en Derecho y están tratando de desarrollar un conocimiento en profundidad de derecho del negocio internacional y europeo. Algunos estudiantes que ingresan al programa han estudiado algunas áreas del derecho de empresa europeo antes, mientras que para otros se trata de su primer contacto con la materia. La mayoría de los estudiantes que ingresan al programa tienen poca o ninguna experiencia profesional anterior del derecho, pero están tratando de desarrollar una experiencia en el ámbito... [-]

Master in International institutional law

Free International University of Moldova
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Moldova Chisinau

The Master program "International institutional law" addresses to wide socio-professional categories, namely people who are trained to apply and to interpret the international and EU law. [+]

Masters in International Law. Master in International institutional law The Master program "International institutional law" addresses to wide socio-professional categories, namely people who are trained to apply and to interpret the international and EU law. The program is focused on two law branches - international public law and European Union law, being structured so that the skills gained in the first semester could be useful in the study process of the second semester. The program is unique in its content not only in Moldova, but also in the region. In its development, there were taken into account the positioning of a future specialist in relation to the realities and challenges that not only the Republic of Moldova is facing but also the countries in the region. The structure of the Master program provides the opportunity to invite national and international experts, including those delegated by the International Bodies with whom are established partnership agreements, such as UNHCR or ICRC. The I and II Semester of studies of the proposed master program are composed from a complex of fundamental and specialized compulsory disciplines. The II Semester includes an internship (10 ECTS). The study includes the elaboration of a master's thesis, a process planned for the III Semester. The Masters graduates have access to the doctoral cycle to specialty 552.08 - international public Law and European law. The Master's program "International institutional law" has an innovative character, since it reflects the current trends in doctrine and practice of the international and European... [-]

MA/PDip in International Relations with International Law

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

Despite their close relationship, International Law and International Relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other [+]

Despite their close relationship, International Law and International Relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other. The programme covers the general methods, scope and theories of International Relations and International Law. The objective of the programme is to develop a critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline of International Relations. In the post-Cold War globalising world there is an increasingly apparent need for ever-more sophisticated ways of understanding the dramatic changes taking place. At the same time the programme allows students to consider the role, potential and limitations of public international law in international affairs. For some, this will enable an undergraduate specialisation to be developed. For others, it will enable knowledge of other fields to be applied to International Relations. The programme’s interdisciplinary approach is particularly suited to those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, foreign affairs departments and international law firms. Programme structure Full-time students complete the MA in International Relations with International Law over twelve months. Full-time students must follow six modules during the first two terms, divided into three complementary components. There are two required modules on International Relations and two optional modules, one required module on public international law and one further law option. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a... [-]

Master in International Business Law Contracting & International Relations (online or executive)

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Madrid
Campus or Online Full time 10 months September 2018 Spain Madrid USA New York + 2 more

Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. [+]

Masters in International Law. Following the main law firms and international institutions’ requirements, this Master program is designed for graduated interested in legal practice within the international field. Business and contracting rules are developing homogeneously worldwide due to the main role played by the principle of party autonomy. To be able to understand and apply international relations government rules is another key requirement to correctly application of law within the international scenario frame. This International Business Law, Contracting and International Relations program is categorically pragmatic and covers all those main topics and tools to further facilitating their students for a secure and efficient law practicing within the top law firm and first level international institutions. In this sense, this program offers an in-depth analysis of Company law, Hard law , Soft law, Compliance , Tax , Litigation ,Commercial law, Public law, Employment law , Criminal law , International Relations , lawyer-to-client protocol , interpretation of balance sheet, income statement, etc. Objective Providing all students of a practical legal training in business law and international relations. Being an expert in business law and international contracting necessary involves a whole knowledge of the most transcendent both economic and social areas. Calendar On-line methodology allows all students to juggle high quality instruction and professional practicing. The most important benefit of online learning is that it can span time and distance. The flexible times offered to the students helps them to work around their schedule. Within the terms of the Master a final one... [-]

Master in International and European Law

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Kaliningrad

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS-credits. [+]

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS-credits. The programme is meant: to develop personal qualities of students which are necessary for the exercise of professional activities; to prepare competitive and sought-after by the state and business community professionals in the field of law; to form common cultural and professional competence to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of economic and legal activities, to apply this knowledge in law-making, law enforcement, expert consulting, managerial and research activities. [-]

Master in International Law

South East European University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Macedonia Skopje Tetovo + 1 more

The International Law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on International Law matters for the purpose of training students to basic legal professions related to this field by providing solid knowledge, the specific and systematic institutes and concepts of International Law and on the situation and their prospects in the region and... [+]

Masters in International Law. The International Law study program aims to provide a range of modules that will form the basis of information and advanced knowledge on International Law matters for the purpose of training students to basic legal professions related to this field by providing solid knowledge, the specific and systematic institutes and concepts of International Law and on the situation and their prospects in the region and world. Career The Law Faculty diploma is recognized by the Chamber of Lawyers and Notaries in RM. Exercise of legal professions requires formal registration in these rooms. Graduation in the Faculty of Law enables students to approach the relevant state bodies, especially in judicial branch as courts and public prosecutors. The Law Faculty has signed cooperation agreements with the Academy for training of judges and public prosecutors in the RM. Students who will have the ambition to deal with scientific research work, the Law Faculty of SEEU, enables the continuation of the studies-PhD studies. Students in this program also, professionally are trained for all occupations in the field of diplomacy, diplomatic and consular law, international organizations and human rights, institutions of international private law and to work on diplomatic and consular service of the country and international courts and arbitration. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Has solid knowledge of the disciplines that conceive of international law including the Law of the international organizations, human rights, international public law, international private law, international criminal law, international economic law and international relations. Has... [-]