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International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year


The Hague

Taught in The Hague

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 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.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A law degree that gives access to the legal professions in the country where the degree was obtained. Graduates from fields other than law may also be admitted, provided their previous studies and/or professional career included a substantial legal component. Students should also demonstrate a sufficiently high performance in their previous studies, validated by marks on their University Degree/Transcript and the accompanying mark criteria, and letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers.

English proficiency**

IELTS: 7.0 / TOEFL internet-based: 100

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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.