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International Criminal Law - Joint Program with Columbia Law School (International Criminal Law)

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Amsterdam Law School offers two Master tracks in International Criminal Law: a joint program with Columbia Law School (track 1) and a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at our Amsterdam Law School (track 2). Both tracks focus on international and transnational criminal law as distinct fields of legal study. We aim to train a new generation of criminal lawyers who are capable of transcending disciplinary borders. For that purpose, we offer a curriculum that enhances a broad and deep understanding of relevant issues of international and cross-border justice and the development of academic skills through in-depth analysis and experiential learning.

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Apply now (deadline 1 April)

Would you like to apply for the LLM International Criminal Law? Make sure you fill out the forms in time before the deadline of 1 April 2021. 

Make sure you also take a look at our Open House page where you'll find videos, FAQs and a Campus Tour.

What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from International Criminal Law (Joint Programme) will tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

Two tracks of International Criminal Law

The two tracks start with a common first semester at the University of Amsterdam that includes an introduction to common and civil law and procedural and substantive law of international courts and tribunals. You will visit The Hague, city of international justice, and work with international renowned practitioners, including judges and prosecutors of the International Criminal Court. We offer a range of elective courses such as international humanitarian law, human rights law and the theory and history of international law. Students who participate in the joint program with Columbia Law School (track 1) will move to New York at the end of the 1st semester.

Civiel effect

Graduates who have completed the Master’s in International Criminal Law in addition to a full Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law can qualify for admission to the Dutch bar and judiciary (the so-called ‘civiel effect’ of the Master). For more information and how to qualify, see student.uva.nl/civieleffect (in Dutch).

Related Master programme information

The University of Amsterdam offers two tracks under its Master's programme on International Criminal Law. The second, other track offered by Amsterdam Law School offers a full LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law. Whilst the first semester is generally similar to this joint programme, the second semester comprises international and transnational criminal law courses and opportunities for internships, law clinics and research for courts and tribunals in the Netherlands.

Tuition fees, scholarships and living expenses

Paying the tuition fees is an important step in completing your enrolment. Other costs to keep in mind when planning your university budget include housing, living expenses, and learning materials such as books, stationary and a laptop.

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What I really liked about this LLM Programme is that it offers you the unique chance to study the subject of International Criminal Law in two cities. Laura Burens, student International Criminal Law Read the story of Lauren and look at the list of lecturers
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme LLM International Criminal Law
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66456