Our Master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of legal tools to address current legal concerns facing the world. PIL is a flexible programme that offers you many options, both during your study period and in your career possibilities post-graduation. As an added benefit, the international mix of students in this programme means that you – by working together – will actually offer each other personal "comparative" insights on international law.
Three specialisation tracks
In today’s globalised world, public international law addresses complex, challenging issues that touch everyone’s lives. In the PIL programme, you will explore common themes of public international law with the option to take a specialisation in three tracks:
The Conflict and Security track will equip you with profound knowledge and understanding of how international law regulates and is affected by evolving conflict and security challenges. The Human Rights track allows you to acquire both the broad overview and skills of a generalist and the in-depth knowledge of a specialist. The Oceans, the Environment and Sustainability track will teach you significant knowledge of and insight in international environmental law and the law of the sea.