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Specialized Master in International Law

  • academic year
    2019-2020
Specialized Master in International Law

This formation is taught in french and in english.

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  • Programme title
    Specialized Master in International Law
  • Programme mnemonic
    MS-DINT
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Law and Criminology
  • Degree type
    Advanced masters
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Law
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    french / english
  • Theoretical programme duration
    1 year
  • Campus
    Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Law
  • Jury President
    François DUBUISSON and Vaios KOUTROULIS
  • Jury Secretary
    Olivier CORTEN

Details

General information

Degree type

Masters spécialisés

Theoretical programme duration

1 year

Learning language(s)

french / english

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Law

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

Presentation

The Advanced LL.M in Public International Law aims to give specialised training in public international law. Courses are given in English or in French.

The majority of the courses of the LL.M are taught in seminars, which include, among others, the analysis of case studies and oral pleading exercises.

Through the various courses, students acquire an in-depth knowledge of public international law. They become acquainted with methodological and theoretical principles of international law as well as its argumentation techniques, mainly through participation in moot court competitions. Optional courses allow students to direct their studies towards areas which are of particular interest to them : « Security and Conflicts » or « Human Rights ».

The LL.M requires an active knowledge of either English or French and a passive knowledge of the other language.

The students will be in the heart of Europe, home to multiple international representations. They will be trained by a highly qualified and dynamic teaching staff, composed of academics and practitioners who have acquired internationally renowned experience by acting as counsels before the International Court of Justice, as counsels for governments, embassies, international organisations…

Courses are taught in English or in French. Students can express themselves in whichever language they prefer, both during the courses and for the purposes of the (written or oral) exams.

Access conditions

Programme

The Advanced LL.M in public international law consists of day courses, spanning over a period of one year. The program is divided between compulsory courses (20 credits, i.e. 4 courses of 5 credits each), optional courses (25 credits, i.e. 5 courses of 5 credits each) and a dissertation (15 credits). Optional courses allow students to direct their studies towards areas which are of particular interest to them. The program offers two specialization tracks: «Security and Conflicts » and «Human Rights ».

What's next ?

Prospects

Former students of the ULB program in international law have had outstanding professional careers as members of international courts and tribunals (ICJ, ICTY, African Court of Human Rights…), officials in international and local NGOs (ICRC, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Handicap International …), diplomats, parliamentary assistants, professors at various universities…