LLM in International Law and Treaty Law (Online)

Program Type

Program Type: LLM

School / Institute

School of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Study Mode

Online + Full Time and Part Time

Overview

This online LLM in international law, representing 26 US credits (40-45 ECTS) is one of the world’s only two LLM degree programs offered by an intergovernmental organization constituted under international law (the other being offered by the European University Institute).

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID LLM in International Law and Treaty Law (Master of Laws). As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs.

Academic Presentation

This unique LLM degree focuses on the actual practice of States and intergovernmental organizations, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake.

This LLM in International Law is meant to be used by professional diplomats working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, international law firms, NGOs and international organizations.

Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is designed to be of special interest to African students.

Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online LLM in International Law and Treaty Law is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • International organizations
  • European Law
  • Maritime law
  • Treaty drafting and application

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Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s degree (LLB or similar) issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

PRIMARY COURSES
Code
Course Name
USCH

International Academic and Professional Paper Writing

2

Argumentation and Critical Thinking

2

International Law and Treaty Law (1)

5

International Crime and Justice

3

Law of the Seas & Maritime Law

3
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
15

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits

International Organizations I

4

Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis

6

European Law

3

International Environmental Law

3

International Human Rights Law

3

International Intellectual Property

3

International Litigation and Arbitration

3

International Taxation Issues

3

World Trade Organization Law

3

International Organizations II

2

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID LLM program provides outstanding professional and academic preparation for a successful career in the administration and application of international law. It is of special interest to attorneys (barristers / lawyers) who desire to expand and establish their expertise in international law and treaty law.

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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