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Air and Space Law (Advanced LL.M.)



September - February 


1 year



The LL.M. programme in Air and Space Law combines public air law, private air law and space law. It has a clearly defined European and international dimension, making it unique in the world. In this intensive one-year master’s programme, you will gain a solid legal foundation in this exciting field, learning from some of the foremost experts in academia and legal practice. There is also a blended learning version of the programme which takes two years.


Many of our graduates find positions in law firms or consulting firms with an aviation and space law practice, legal departments of airports, airlines and aerospace companies, civil aviation authorities, ministries of transportation, space organisations like the European Space Agency and academia. With the liberalisation of the European aviation laws and the growing number of actors operating in outer space, the already high demand for experts in this field is only expected to increase.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A full law degree (offering access to legal practice) with sufficient knowledge of international law. Some prior knowledge of Air and Space Law is certainly an asset, but is not compulsory. In addition, candidates for the blended learning version must have at least five years of professional experience in the field of air and/or space activities, as the programme is specifically designed for experienced professionals.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Leiden Law School


year master’s programmes


master's students


international master’s students
(95% in Advanced LL.M.  programmes)




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

The Advanced LL.M. programmes are not subsidised by the Dutch government. For these programmes an institutional tuition fee applies. The tuition fee for the Advanced LL.M. programmes for all students is €20,900 (€10,450 Advanced LLM programmes - part-time)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
**  English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check  our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can  find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements  per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for  detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent  scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.