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International Justice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (WUR) Leiden, Netherlands
Home to the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, The Hague is the perfect backdrop to explore conceptions of justice in our global society. We offer a bachelor degree in International Justice at the Leiden University. 
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Overview

Justice issues related to human rights, peace, security and the environment present legal and policy challenges for governmental and non-governmental actors, international institutions, and civil society that extend beyond national borders and single disciplines. The International Justice major is built around three key themes of international law and dispute settlement, regional integration, and international security.

Students in the International Justice programme at the Leiden University are introduced to the foundations, sources, normative concepts (such as fairness and legality), and structure of the international justice system (e.g. war crime trials and truth commissions). Using this base, students can engage with contemporary international justice issues such as refugees and asylum, gender and conflict, legal and economic integration, transnational crimes and natural resource exploitation in the commons i.e. the high seas. 

This major might be for you if you are interested in the following questions:

  • Is international law a help or hindrance in the current refugee crisis?
  • Why has there been such a weak international legal response to climate change?
  • Who is liable if a fully autonomous weapon (e.g. a drone) commits mass atrocity?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Public
  • International Law
  • Introduction to Sociolegal Studies
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • International Humanitarian Law

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter Form
  • Copy of most recent transcripts
  • LUC Application Form
  • Application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Additional tuition fee Leiden University College €2,385

Living costs for Leiden

  • 850 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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