Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
1680 hrs
1 year
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Public international law has a long tradition but also an acute modern relevance. Its main functions are the facilitation of the co-existence of independent states and communities and the furtherance of international cooperation for shared interests. Both functions are of critical importance in an era of internationalisation and globalisation.


The Public International Law track is taught by leading international law scholars with a high academic reputation and broad experience in the practice of international law. In addition to lectures, most courses are taught in smaller seminars or working groups allowing for a challenging exchange of ideas on the latest developments and academic insights in this dynamic area of law.


Degree certificate
Public International Law is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).


LLM International and European law


Regulier onderwijs


Voltijd, deeltijd


60 EC, 12 maanden




Februari, september


Career prospects
The Public International Law track is designed to prepare graduates for an international career in European or international institutions, international business, law firms, government departments or non-governmental organisations. The ever increasing importance and complexity of public international law is reflected in an increasing demand for professionals specializing in this area of law. The Public International Law track prepares you for a wide range of career paths. Our graduates can for example be found in:
- International organizations
- International courts and tribunals
- National public service, including the diplomatic service
- Law firms (e.g. international criminal law; international trade and investment law; human rights advocacy)
- National judiciary
- NGOs
- Academic or legal research


Amsterdam Law School offers students information, workshops and individual vocational counseling through its Career Services Programme.


Career in Holland
The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (Nuffic) has compiled:, a website about finding a job in the Netherlands for international students.


NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).