International Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English, Spanish
    Language
University rank #42 (ARWU) ,
The International Law programme is offered by the Faculties of Law of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Chile, with the academic support of the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile.

About

The International Law programme is offered by the Faculties of Law of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Chile.

The Programme aims mainly at offering a comprehensive analysis of current and prospective trends in the field of international law in an era of globalization, as well as in that of international trade and investments, and in the methods for arbitration and settlement of disputes in these areas.

The impact of globalization on sources and subjects of international law will be examined. Recent developments in the fields of the international economic law, the protection of the environment and State responsibility, as well as the relevant issues confronted in the international society over the last few years shall likewise be studied.

Emphasis is placed on subjects relating to the regulation of international trade, particularly the law of international trade, investments law and the settlement of disputes. In this context, special attention shall be given to subjects such as international arbitration, procedures before the World Trade Organization and ICSID.

Programme Structure

The curriculum includes a three month period for the preparation of the thesis. A final one month term shall be offered in Heidelberg, at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the University of Heidelberg. During the latter, students shall participate in two workshops and complete their theses.

A minimum of eight courses will be offered in each term held in Santiago, while during the Heidelberg term there will be two workshops. All courses are compulsory.

The final exam (defense of thesis) for the Master´s Degree in International Law shall take place in Heidelberg. Defense of thesis may exceptionally be held in Santiago de Chile. The best thesis will be published like articles by the Max-Planck Institute or by the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a degree in juridical sciences granted by a Chilean or foreign university.
  • Having an outstanding record of achievement throughout their law studies.
  • A good command of both English and Spanish.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3750 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3750 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Heidelberg

  • 880 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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