The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in the law of armed conflict offered today. Designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities, it provides strong theoretical and practical knowledge and responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex contemporary conflicts.
This executive programme – which can be followed in Geneva or online – runs for nine months (October–June) and admits 15 to 25 practitioners annually. After the end of the courses in June, participants have a year to submit a master’s paper.
Courses take place from Wednesdays to Fridays at lunchtime (12:00 –14:00 CET) at our headquarters, Villa Moynier and online. They cover international law, international humanitarian law international human rights law, international criminal law and the interplay between them. They also address current issues and challenges, including the repression of terrorism, peacekeeping and international refugee law.
Taught by Geneva-based law professors and world-renowned law experts and professors, the programme enables participants to gain specialized knowledge directly applicable to professional work. It also responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex situations – in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.
Diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations share expertise, discuss pressing concerns and reflect on the application of international law to their work.
Fee informationThe tuition fee for the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is 18,000 Swiss Francs. Participants following the programme online benefit from a 10 percent discount, bringing the Executive Master’s tuition fees to 16,200 Swiss Francs
How to Register
Applications for this programme open on 26 March 2021 and run until 13 September 2021.
In order to apply, candidates must have
- Work experience in a relevant field
- A bachelor's degree
- Proficiency in English: candidates whose mother tongue is not English must provide a certificate to prove their knowledge of English or a statement highlighting their solid background in English
- A valid visa or residence permit (only for applicants who want to follow the programme in Geneva – does not apply to those who want to follow it online)
Candidates can apply for the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict via a straightforward, online form