The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University is the oldest law department in Sweden with one of Scandinavias most popular education programmes. Our model of teaching is based on a foundation of high quality of research carried out at the Faculty and extensive international cooperation with other universities.
The Master Programme in International Investment Treaty Arbitration is a one-year full-time postgraduate programme for students with a three-year (or more) law degree. The programme covers 60 credits, 45 credits for course modules and 15 credits for a Masters thesis. The purpose of the programme is to provide the students with advanced and detailed knowledge about international investment arbitration.
The programme consists of four modules, each covering 15 credits.
After successfully completing the programme, you shall have:
During the last decade we have seen an explosion of investment treaty arbitrations. With almost 3 000 bilateral investment protection treaties and two major multilateral investment protection treaties, there is every reason to assume that this development will continue. In addition the EU will become more and more involved in investment protection matters, including investment treaty arbitration. The means there will be a growing demand for lawyers with in-depth knowledge of international investment law. Almost every kind of participant in international investment and trade will require lawyers with such knowledge, including law firms, government agencies, banks, corporation and NGOs.
This Masters programme, which is the first of its kind, is well positioned to fulfil this demand.
The third module will address procedural issues in connection with investment treaty arbitration. The focus will be on jurisdictional issues – e.g. the applicability of MFN clauses to procedural issues – confidentiality and transparency, immunity, and enforcement of investment awards.
The fourth module is the preparation of a thesis, the topic of which will be selected together with the course director.In parallel with modules three and four the students will participate in a ”moot arbitration”; organised by and under the supervision of the course director. The moot will start in January and finish towards the end of May with a final oral hearing. The students will be divided into teams with different tasks, such as writing briefs, expert opinions and other submissions.
For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
For detailed information about requirements, click the button Visit programme website.
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
Read more about scholarships on www.uu.se/scholarships.
The Swedish Arbitration Association is generously offering two scholarships for students who attend the Master Programme in Investment Treaty Arbitration during the academic year 2016/2017. The scholarships consist of SEK 50 000 each and will be awarded to two students who are citizens of a country outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
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