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Public International Law (Advanced LL.M.)





1 year


The Hague

Taught in The Hague

In this advanced master’s programme, you will gain a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs international relations in an increasingly complex global society. You will learn in-depth about a wide range of aspects that affect our world, in addition to getting the opportunity to specialise your area of study.


  • Peace, Justice and Development
  • International Criminal Law


As a graduate, you will be qualified for a range of positions within organisations such as international courts, international organisations, national judicial institutions, non-governmental organisations, the foreign service, prestigious law firms, academic and research institutes.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A full degree in Law (offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained), or equivalent degree from a recognised University/Law School, with evidence of excellent academic performance illustrated by marks on university transcript, and relevant experience related to public international law.

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.