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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.15k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This special track within the European and International Law Master is dedicated to international economic law, the legal rules of conduct that govern the economic relations for states and regions.

    International investment law is a growing subject area in the curriculum. In this field, we examine the treaty frameworks that govern international investments and the disputes that arise between investors and states. The Master's programme in International and European Law deals with two aspects of international economic law. The first is the law of the World Trade Organization and its dispute settlement system as it relates to governmental trade barriers, protectionism and trade-related regulations. Secondly, the track examines international investment law in the use of bilateral investment agreements and the role of investment arbitration in protecting foreign investors. The academic staff of the track in International Trade and Investment Law are highly qualified international and European lawyers. The University of Amsterdam has been granting an LLM for this subject area since the early 1990's. The nature of the study lends itself to connections with international economics and politics.

    This track consists of 50 ECTS credits for core courses and 10 credits for a Master's thesis. Students are expected to obtain 60 ECTS credits throughout the course of the degree.

    Students may apply for participation in moot courts dealing with WTO or investment arbitration. A three-day study trip to Geneva is planned for the spring (at students' own expense).

    Degree requirements

    Upon completion of all programme requirements, students will receive a Master in International and European Law, and the title Master of Laws (LLM).

    Track

    The programme in International Trade and Investment Law is a track of the LLM programme in International and European Law.

    Thesis

    The Master's programme concludes with a thesis on a substantive issue in International Trade Law (10 ECTS credits). Students will research and write the thesis under the supervision of the faculty adviser. The topic will be mutually agreed upon between the student and the adviser.

    Detailed course information

    See the Course Catalogue for a detailed description of all courses in the International Trade and Investment Law track. Please note that course schedules are subject to change.


    Program requirements

    Knowledge minimum: Basic knowledge in European and International Law is required. Knowledge minimum: Basic knowledge of European law and Public International Law is required. Additional language requirements:Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1IELTS overall band: 7IELTS listening: 6IELTS reading: 6IELTS writing: 6IELTS speaking: 6TOEFL paper based: 600TOEFL internet based: 100 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

    Scholarships / Grants:

    European Commission:
    Erasmus Mundus is a new programme of the European Commission. Its aim is to improve the quality of European higher education through joint master's degree programmes offered by partner institutions in the member states.
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    The University of Amsterdam:
    The University of Amsterdam provides a limited number of full and partial scholarships for excellent students from outside the European Economic Area. The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships have specifically been designed to offer talented, ambitious and dedicated students the opportunity to pursue a Mast
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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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