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International Children’s Rights (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year



The programme offers a multi-layered study (covering international, regional and national legal systems), as well as an interdisciplinary scope, to examine the most relevant issues impacting children worldwide. What are the rights of the child when it comes to forced marriages or protection against violence or exploitation? What rights do refugee children have in their host communities? How do we balance between the rights of children, parents and the state? And how can children’s rights be legally enforced in various countries across the globe?


Our graduates can go on to positions in governmental and inter-governmental bodies and public administration (both national and international); national, regional and international (non-governmental) organisations dealing with children’s rights issues; the judiciary; national human rights institutions (e.g. ombudspersons); civil society organisations dealing with children’s rights issue; monitoring and advisory national and international bodies or law firms or companies involved with children and/or family matters.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A full degree in Law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained or an equivalent degree from a recognised University/Law School; or a degree at an equivalent level in another discipline with a sufficient background in or understanding of law.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

Leiden Law School


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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.