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LLM International Law and Global Governance

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

International Law is extending forcefully into our everyday politics, economics, and societies - having an impact on international organizations, regimes, tribunals, courts, corporations, NGOs and, even, terrorist threats. The curriculum provides expertise across the three core areas of international law: (1) International Law and International Relations; (2) Human Rights and Human Security; and (3) Global Sustainability and Environmental Law. You can tailor your specialization(s) to match your career aims.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey, 2017 | n=24

in the Netherlands, #1 in Europe and #7 worldwide in Law

SSRN ranking, 2017

would likely recommend the program to family, friends, and colleagues

National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 14

Program and courses

Gain the legal, analytical, and argumentation skills to get prepared for a wide variety of career paths in professional practice, government, international advocacy, international courts and tribunals, international organizations, multinational consultancies, and journalism. 

  • The courses are structured as a three-pillar legal order roughly captured by three categories:
    - International Law and International Relations
    Human Rights and Human Security
    Global Sustainability and Environmental Law
  • The program has an interdisciplinary approach and law-in-context focus, with a team of instructors providing expertise across International Law, International Relations, International Human Rights, International Development, International Environmental Law, International Legal History, International Trade, and Legal Philosophy.
  • All teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice. The latest research is continuously fed into learning, so you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of (meta-)legal research.

Typical courses are:

  • Public International Law: Continuity and Transformation
  • Global Trade and Development Law
  • Human Rights, Globalization and the Role of the Individual in International Law
  • Climate Change Law

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Career prospects

As a Master of Laws with a specialization in international law and global governance, you are well prepared for a career in national and/or international law firms, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, international courts or tribunals, multinational enterprises and consultancies, think-tanks, and in journalism.

Graduates started for example as:

  • Researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Decision Maker at the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND)
  • Senior Governance, Risk and Compliance Consultant at Deloitte

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 4
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 59%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: € 2,266,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 163

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August and end of January

Best preparatory programs:

  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Political Sciences
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in International Relations

Pre-Master’s program:

Available, but only in Dutch and for students with a HBO Recht Bachelor’s degree . The one-year Pre-Master’s program (63 ECTS) starts end of August.

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060* € 14,500

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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