The two-year Research Master’s programme in Public International Law aims to give students knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of public international law, with a particular focus on key areas of the international rule of law. Students will engage with questions of legal science and international legal research, and will acquire the skills they need in order to apply their knowledge to conduct fundamental and applied research. Graduates of the Research Master’s may apply for an accelerated, three-year PhD track.
In cooperation with the Department of Public International Law and European Law, the Amsterdam International Law Clinic (AILC) provides research and legal advice to law firms, governments, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, and individuals. The Clinic offers Master's students the possibility to combine international law theory and practice during their time at the University of Amsterdam.