Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,035 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,035 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
  • French
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The Master in International Law is a two year programme that provides in-depth training in international law. It allows students to gain access, subject to certain conditions, to the PhD programme in International Law.

The MA in International Law requires intensive work at an advanced level in the field of international law, and familiarisation with at least one other discipline (anthropology/sociology of development, international economics, international history and politics or international relations).

The degree programme comprises compulsory courses, optional seminars and the writing of an original research dissertation (mémoire) in the course of the second year.

The MA in International Law sets out to provide participants with the tools and approaches necessary for a rigorous analysis of contemporary international legal problems.

The Graduate Institute also offers disciplinary Master in Anthropology/Sociology of Development, Economics, History & Politics or International Relations, as well as multidisciplinary Master in International Affairs or Development Studies.

Contents

The Master in International Law provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for rigorous analysis of contemporary international legal issues. The curriculum covers both public and private international law and focuses on dispute settlement, economic law, environmental law, human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law, state responsibility, territory and sovereignty and other subjects.

SEMESTRE 1 | SEMESTER 1

3 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 3 COMPULSORY COURSES

18 CRÉDITS | 18 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* International Law-Making Andrea Bianchi
* Private International Law Zachary Douglas
* La responsabilité internationale des Etats en droit international public / States International Responsibility in Public International Law Pierre-Marie Dupuy

SEMESTRE 2 | SEMESTER 2

2 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 2 COMPULSORY COURSES

12 CRÉDITS | 12 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Histoire et philosophie du droit international Eric Wyler
* Judicial Settlement of Inter-State Disputes Marcelo Kohen

SEMESTRE 1-4 | SEMESTER 1-4

6 À 8 COURS OPTIONNELS À CHOISIR DANS LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION | 6 TO 8 ELECTIVE COURSES TO BE CHOSEN IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

36-48 CRÉDITS | 36-48 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Droit international des migrations Vincent Chetail
* Evolution contemporaine de la place et des fonctions de lONU au sein du système juridique international Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Fall Law Clinic on International Criminal Justiceand Human Rights (workshop of 3 credits to be taken with the Spring Law Clinic) Paola Gaeta
* Fundamentals of International Environmental Law Jorge Viñuales
* International Investment Law Joost Pauwelyn
* International Law Methods Andrea Bianchi
* International Trade Law Joost Pauwelyn
* The Responsibility to Protect Nicolas Michel
* State Contracts and International Arbitration Zachary Douglas

Printemps | Spring

* Advanced Topics in International Environmental Law and Policy Jorge Viñuales, Timothy Swanson
* Corporate Responsibility in Transnational and International Law Zachary Douglas
* La délimitation maritime en droit international Marcelo Kohen
* Droit diplomatique international Eric Wyler
* Feminist Approaches to Human Rights Ratna Kapur
* «Humanité» et «Communauté internationale »en droit international positif Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors Andrew Clapham
* International Criminal Law through the Cases in National and International Courts Paola Gaeta
* International Health Law Gian Luca Burci
* International Moot Court Joost Pauwelyn
* Philosophie et droit international Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Concept and Contents Vincent Chetail
* Séminaire avancé de jurisprudence environnementale Jorge Viñuales
* Spring Law Clinic on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights (workshop of 3 credits to be taken with the Fall Law Clinic)
* Trade and Investment Law Clinic Joost Pauwelyn
* WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law Edward Kwakwa

SEMESTRES 1-4 | SEMESTERS 1-4

2 À 4 COURS COMPLÉMENTAIRES À CHOISIR HORS DE LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION |

2 TO 4 COMPLEMENTARY COURSES TO BE CHOSEN OUTSIDE OF THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

12-24 CRÉDITS | 12-24 CREDITS

COURS EN ANTHROPOLOGIE ET SOCIOLOGIE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT | COURSES IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

Automne | Autumn

* Genre, culture et pouvoirs Fenneke Reysoo

Printemps | Spring

* Colonialism, Decolonisation and the InternationalSystem Gopalan Balachandran

COURS EN ÉCONOMIE INTERNATIONALE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Automne | Autumn

* Development Economics Martina Viarengo
* Economic Principles Alessandro Missale
* Economics of International Environmental Agreements Timothy Swanson
* Industrial Organisation Damien Neven
* Microeconomics I Richard Baldwin
* Migration and Development Slobodan Djajic
* Microeconomics of International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* Research Seminar in International Economics Rahul Mukherjee (no credits and annual)
* Trade and Development Martina Viarengo
* Trade Policy Patrick Low

Printemps | Spring

* Climate Change and Trade Patrick Low
* Econometrics I Nicolas Berman
* Economic History Workshop Marc Flandreau
* Economics of International Organisations Damien Neven

* European Antitrust Damien Neven
* Gender and Development Martina Viarengo
* International Business Simon Evenett
* International Development Slobodan Djajic
* International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* International Macroeconomics Charles Wyplosz
* International Monetary and Financial Systems: Past, Present and Future Marc Flandreau, Cédric Tille
* International Trade: Theory and Evidence Nicolas Berman
* Regional and European Economic Integration Richard Baldwin

COURS EN ÉTUDES DU DÉVELOPPEMENT | COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Automne | Autumn

* Citoyenneté et développement social dans la ville Isabelle Milbert
* Economie politique de la biodiversité Marc Hufty
* The Middle East and North Africa:Change and Continuity in Regional Politics Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Politiques urbaines et écologie Isabelle Milbert
* Secteur privé, développement et inclusion sociale Philippe Régnier
* Sécurité alimentaire: de la production agricole au droit à lalimentation Christophe Gironde, Christophe Golay

Printemps | Spring

* Ecologie politique Marc Hufty
* Emerging Countries and the Rise of the New AsianCapitalisms Philippe Régnier
* Human Rights and Development Christophe Golay
* Inclusion financière Jean-Michel Servet
* Microfinance, entrepreneuriat et développement Philippe Régnier, Jean-Michel Servet
* Rights and Wrongs, Gender Equality and the International Organisations Christine Verschuur
* State-Building and War-Making in the Developing World Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

COURS EN HISTOIRE INTERNATIONALE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

Automne | Autumn

* Foreign Policies of Major Powers Lanxin Xiang
* History of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* The History of International Relations Matthew Leitner
* Political and Ethical Issues in Historical Enquiry Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Political Ideas Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa (c 1700-1945) Gareth Austin
* Résistances et protestations au Moyen-Orient:une perspective socio-historique Jordi Tejel
* Transatlantic Relations since 1945 Jussi Hanhimäki
* The United States and East Asia Lanxin Xiang
* Understanding Terrorism:History, Contexts, and New Challenges Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Les usages politiques de lhistoire Sergio Luzzatto
* 1989: Regime Change and Revolution in the Soviet Bloc Andre Liebich

Printemps | Spring

* Asian Security System Lanxin Xiang
* China and Globalisation Lanxin Xiang
* Comparative Perspectives on Political Liberalisation and Democratisation Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* The Cultural Politics of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Democratisation after Communism Andre Liebich
* Global Migration in History and Historiography Gopalan Balachandran
* Histoire globale: institutions et développement /Global History: Institutions and Development (1688-2000) Marc Flandreau
* Introduction to Modern History and Politics of the Middle East Jordi Tejel
* Nationalism Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa since 1945 Gareth Austin

COURS EN RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES / SCIENCE POLITIQUE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS / POLITICAL SCIENCE

Automne | Autumn

* Applied Game Theory Cédric Dupont
* Feminist Theory Elisabeth Prügl
* Global Environmental Politics Emily Meierding
* Introduction to International Relations Thomas Biersteker
* Politics and Economics of International Energy Giacomo Luciani
* Religion and Secularism in a Comparative PoliticsApproach Amélie Barras

Printemps | Spring

* Civil War and Genocide in Rwanda Ravi Bhavnani
* Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security Keith Krause
* Energy Geopolitics Emily Meierding
* European Security Challenges and Responses Stephanie Hofmann
* Gender Politics in Global Governance Elisabeth Prügl
* International Organisation Stephanie Hofmann
* Research Seminar on Sanctions Thomas Biersteker

TOTAL DES CRÉDITS POUR LES ENSEIGNEMENTS = 90 | TOTAL CREDITS FOR COURSES = 90

MÉMOIRE | DISSERTATION

30 CRÉDITS | 30 CREDITS

Requirements

Language requirements

The Institute is a bilingual English-French institution; students are therefore required to demonstrate their knowledge of these languages by including the relevant certificates with their application forms.

English

* Level required: candidates are required to demonstrate excellent command of the language, both written and spoken, confirmed by a language certificate:
* Candidates of English mother-tongue and those who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in English, confirmed by a diploma, are exempt from this requirement.

French

* Level required: a passive knowledge of French can be acquired during the first study semester; knowledge of French will be tested at the beginning of the second semester (February or March).
* Candidates of French mother-tongue, candidates who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in French, confirmed by a diploma, or candidates who have obtained a French diploma equivalent to a DELF B2 are exempt from this requirement.
* Request for a waiver of the French requirement: candidates with no prior knowledge of French may request a waiver [pdf]. Upon successful acceptance to the Institute, they will be required to attend an intensive French course during the three weeks preceding the beginning of the autumn semester and for the duration of the first semester; upon completion of the course they will be required to pass a language test.

masters Academic Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in a discipline relevant to the chosen programme:

* Master in International Law: Bachelors degree in law, or a related discipline, or a multidisciplinary Bachelors degree in international relations.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Funding

Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students.

There are three categories of scholarship:

* Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees.
* Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay.
* Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.

To consult a list of scholarships available through the Institute and how to apply for them, please visit:


Please send your scholarship request at the same time as the documents of your application file (procedure is online). The deadline for submitting scholarship is the same as for the application: January 15, 2012.

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