Alumnus International Law and Global Governance Eliah Peeters

Alumnus International Law and Global Governance Eliah Peeters

Now Diplomatic Advisor to the Vice-Minister-President and the Minister of Economy, Employment, Innovation and Agriculture of the Vlaamse Overheid

International Law and Global Governance (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Learn to navigate a world in which rules and systems of governance are becoming increasingly informal and transnational. Gain a versatile and focused view on international law and global governance by investigating the impact of transnational business, migration, and global security on human rights, sustainability and environmental law, and international law and relations. International Law and Global Governance is a track of the Master’s International and European Law (LLM).

core areas of international law
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Human Rights and Human Security
  • Global Sustainability and Environmental Law
In law in the Netherlands

Elsevier Beste Studies (2023)

in Law worldwide, #2 in the Netherlands

Program and courses

In this program, you gain expertise in three main areas of study; international law and international relations, human rights and human security, and global sustainability and environmental law. Apart from this three pillar legal order, you can tailor your specialization(s) to match your career goals. 

  • With the electives, you can tailor your specialization(s) to match your career goals.
  • The program offers an interdisciplinary approach and a law-in-context focus. This means you will learn about relevant treaties and landmark cases, and how political institutions, economic actors, and civil society shape the ways in which laws are produced and applied at the international level. 
  • All teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice. The latest developments and insights are continuously fed into learning, so you are confronted with topics and ideas from the real world.
  • Guest speakers on a number of areas offer you the opportunity to network outside Tilburg University during your studies.

This is a track of the Master's program International and European Law (LLM). You specialize by following one of its tracks. Degree upon graduation: Master in Law (LLM) in International and European Law.

Typical courses are:

  • Public International Law: Continuity and Transformation
  • Global Trade and Development Law
  • Human Rights and Globalization

More on the program and courses

  • Masterstudent Lotte


    Master's student

    "The diversity of courses as well as the different nationalities within this program allow you to really 'learn through diversity'. This provides interesting discussions within the classroom, but also is the first stepping stone towards any career in a globalized world."

  • Marta

    Marta Mansanet

    Policy Officer at the European Committee of the Regions

    "We got the opportunity to design our own learning program and I decided to focus on environmental, climate change law and sustainability.  The program is not completely theoretical, but aims to provide an analytical and practical perspective of current challenges at a global level."


  • Maurits Oskam  - International Law and Global Governance

    Maurits Oskam

    First Secretary Political Affairs and Human Rights at Netherlands Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority

    "Many people working in diplomacy have a political background. My legal mindset gives me an edge and allows me to have specific added value."

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 international law firms, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, international courts or tribunals, multinational enterprises and consultancies, think-tanks, and in journalism.

Examples of graduates' jobs

  • 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: 2.35
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 3,013.-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2022 | n = 98

More on your career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts

at the end of August and the end of January.

Best preparatory programs

  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Law
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Political Sciences/Politics
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in International Relations
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in European Studies
  • A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (major in Law)

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 (60 ECTS) starts end of August.

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all  information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

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