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Master of Science in International Law and Treaty Law (Online)

Program Type

Program Type: MSc

School / Institute

School of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Study Mode

Online + Full Time and Part Time

Overview

This online master in international law and treaty law (MILT) is not to be confused with an LLM which is a short degree (typically representing 24-26 US credit). Rather, the MILT is a full master of science degree (representing 36-40 US credits) and therefore a qualifying degree for Ph.D. admission, which an LLM is not.

LLM holder may consider this degree option as a bridge program towards doctoral studies, as a number of LLM credit may be transferred to the MILT.

The EUCLID online master in international law and treaty law is one of the world’s few two master's programs offered by an intergovernmental organization constituted under international law (the other being offered by the European University Institute).

As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs.

Academic Presentation

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

It 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 MSc / Master in International Law and Treaty Law is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

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

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 Human Rights Law

3

International Environmental Law

3

International Crime and Justice

3

Law of the Seas & Maritime Law

3

Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis

6
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
27

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID MILT 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.

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