International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration

1 Jahre

Please check the admission website for more information.

17500.00 € / Jahr

Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake)

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Information about International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration

Leiden University’s Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (LL.M.) is a high level postgraduate programme on the theory and practice of international dispute settlement and arbitration in international law.

This master allows you to specialise in international dispute settlement and arbitration with a strong emphasis on international law, while at the same time connecting to other related fields of law, such as arbitration in the international commercial law context.

Curriculum and Overview

The programme consists of eight mandatory courses and a thesis. The first semester focuses on general principles and theories, while the second semester deals with specialised subjects, including various courses on arbitration.

In this programme, you will take the following courses:

  • Principles of International Law and International Dispute Settlement
  • International Litigation and Arbitration Proceedings
  • International Arbitration in Public International Law
  • Specialised courses
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Legal Writing, Advocacy and Litigation Techniques
  • Law, Ethics and Politics of International Dispute Settlement in International Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration

Modules and Courses during your studies

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus.

Job and Career prospects

This programme is designed to provide you with the analytical, research and presentation skills necessary to pursue a career in the field of international dispute settlement. As a graduate, you will be qualified for positions such as law firms, in-house counsel, international courts and tribunals, arbitration institutions, international organisations, state and governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations and academic and research institutes.

Registration process for International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide.

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!


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