LLM International Law and Human Rights

The master in International Law and Human Rights focusses on contemporary global challenges in the playing field of international law (ecological, food, health, education, pluralism, freedoms, etc.) and their consequences for peoples’ lives.


A short introduction to the master International Law and Human Rights

The master International Law and Human Rights provides you with a thorough knowledge of international law and human rights law, which are increasingly used as a corrective mechanism at national and international levels. Learning takes a variety of forms and includes lectures, seminars, interactive classes, presentations, and group assignments.

Why the master International Law and Human Rights in Tilburg?


Situated between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers

Tilburg Law School is conveniently situated right between two of Europe's most important legal and political centers, making it the ideal place to study international law.

  • The Hague is one of the world's largest hosts of international organizations involved in peace and justice. It is the seat of 'inter alia' the International Court of Justice, the Peace Palace Library, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, among others.
  • Brussels is the seat of the European Commission, the EU Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament, NATO, lobby organizations, NGOs, and international law firms.

Fellow students from all over the world

  • Join a truly international student body and regularly work with fellow students from all over the world in international teams, participating in discussions and presenting your ideas on legal concepts and issues.

Top scholars teach from the forefront of legal research

  • All teachers on the program are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice.
  • Well-known professors from other prestigious institutes as well as practitioners, enhance learning by giving seminars on specific issues, such as US Attitudes towards International Law, the Future Protection of Indigenous Peoples, and International Law Before and After the South-African Apartheids Regime.
  • As a student you will benefit from this profile in multiple ways: the latest research is continuously fed into learning, while you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of legal and meta-legal research.


Seta Pavlovic

Student Seta Pavlovic

'My experience has been unique and memorable; I have learned a lot about how the international community works and have gained a greater understanding of the whole United Nations system and its role in the world. My Master’s program has motivated me to pursue a career in Human Rights and given me a wide range of options to choose from.'  Read more interviews


The Master International Law and Human Rights in short

LanguageEnglish
StartEnd of August or end of January
DurationOne year (12 months).
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TitleMaster of Laws (LLM)
Croho600224 (Master International and European Law)
Best preparatory Bachelor'sBachelor in Law
Bachelor in European Studies
Bachelor in Political Science or International Relations
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Pre-Master's programAvailable (only in Dutch)
Application deadlinesJanuary 2018 intake
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October 2017
- EU/EEA students: 1 December 2017
- Dutch students: 1 January 2018
September 2018 intake
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2018
- EU/EEA students: 1 July 2018
- Dutch students: 1 August 2018

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