Programme structure

For students admitted before 2020:

See table of programme options

Structure of the programme

Autumn, 3rd. semester PILTHESIS – Master thesis
Spring, 2nd. semester Elective course Elective course Elective course
Autumn, 1st. semester JUS5540 – Public International Law Elective course Elective course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

The programme encompasses 15 months, with two full semesters of lectures and tutorials (six courses in total), and the third semester devoted exclusively to the completion of a master thesis. Two courses and the thesis are mandatory.

You are supposed to complete 30 credits every semester, as shown in the table above.

Rules concerning postponed commencement, leave of absence, delay and progression of the student are are available here (in chapter 1).

Mandatory course

The following course is mandatory:

Elective courses

Students should choose four elective course. Note that some courses are taught during spring term, others during autumn term. It is possible to take an elective course during the third term. If this is the case, students should start on the thesis writing in the beginning of the second semester.

First term/third term:

Recommended elective courses for the first or third term are listed below. These courses are taught every autumn term.

Second term:

Recommended elective courses for the second semester are listed below. These courses are taught every spring term.

Additional courses (may be chosen as an elective course):

Third semester - master's thesis:

The thesis is the culmination of the student's master’s degree studies. The thesis represent the independent work of the student, and the topic is to be chosen in consultation with the academic staff. Students who select to specialise must write a thesis on a topic within the selected area.
A supervisor will be made available for each student.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Laws in Public International Law
Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2020 3:25 PM