What will I learn?

International Law is extending forcefully into our everyday politics, economics, and societies - having an impact on international organizations, regimes, tribunals, courts, corporations, NGOs and, even, terrorist threats. The curriculum provides expertise across the three core areas of international law: (1) International Law and International Relations; (2) Human Rights and Human Security; and (3) Global Sustainability and Environmental Law. You can tailor your specialization(s) to match your career aims.

Program and courses

Gain the legal, analytical, and argumentation skills to get prepared for a wide variety of career paths in professional practice, government, international advocacy, international courts and tribunals, international organizations, multinational consultancies, and journalism.

The courses are structured as a three-pillar legal order roughly captured by three categories:
- International Law and International Relations
- Human Rights and Human Security
- Global Sustainability and Environmental Law
The program has an interdisciplinary approach and law-in-context focus, with a team of instructors providing expertise across International Law, International Relations, International Human Rights, International Development, International Environmental Law, International Legal History, International Trade, and Legal Philosophy.
All teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic academics with additional expertise emanating from their connections to international legal practice. The latest research is continuously fed into learning, so you are confronted with topics and ideas from the forefront of (meta-) legal research.

Typical courses are:

  • Public International Law: Continuity and Transformation
  • Global Trade and Development Law
  • Human Rights, Globalization and the Role of the Individual in International Law
  • Climate Change Law

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

Which department am I in?

Tilburg Law School

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€14,600.00 (US$ 16,469) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Tilburg University

Warandelaan 2,

TILBURG,

Noord-Brabant,

5037, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based) / 233 (computer-based).

For international students

Before applying, please make sure that you meet the following admission requirements:

  • You have an academic Bachelor's degree in Law before the start of this Master's program, or;
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations before the start of this Master’s program, or:
  • You have an academic Bachelor’s degree in a law related field (with a minimum of 90 ECTS in law courses).

English language proficiency:

You need to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting the results of either:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 (internet-based) or 577 (paper-based).
  • Academic IELTS score with a minimum of 6.5 score overall and a minimum score of 6.0 on individual parts of the test.
  • Cambridge English test results: C1 advanced (formerly CAE) or C2 proficiency (formerly CPE). For both C1 and C2, we accept a score of A, B or C.
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