Law and Politics of International Security (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 14762 per year

All study options

About Law and Politics of International Security at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Have you been studying law but want to understand the political context? Is your background in international politics, but you're looking for insights into how the law shapes political decisions? Or is your Bachelor's in a liberal arts subject and you want to focus on something more vocational?

Either way, this multi-disciplinary Master's programme that combines the study of law and politics with a focus on international security may be just what you're looking for.

War and peace, terrorism, human rights, criminal law - these are all fascinating areas of research that have never been more pertinent than in today's global society. Which makes the career prospects afterwards just as interesting.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 14762 per year

Entry requirements

You can apply with the following academic Bachelor's degrees:

  • Law (LLB)
  • Social Sciences plus basic knowledge of international law or international relations theory
  • Liberal Arts plus basic knowledge of international law or international relations theory

If you do not have a background in either international law or international relations, you may still apply, provided that you have good grades and considerable experience in the field of Law, Social Sciences or Liberal Arts.

You cannot be admitted on the basis of a degree from a university of applied sciences.

We use the UK Naric comparison system and the Nuffic comparison and validation programmes to assess your application. Especially students from non-EEA countries should factor in the possibility that a relevant Bachelor's degree may not be sufficient for acceptance to this Master of Science programme.

Proof of sufficient proficiency in English

VU Amsterdam requires all international applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their secondary or academic education in the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma or have earned a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an accredited English-taught programme in the EU.

You must have passed the test no longer than two years before you start the ICC programme, the following minimum scores apply for this master:

  • IELTS: minimum total score ≥ 7.0, minimum score per test section: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum total score ≥ 100, minimum score per test section: 22
  • TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: minimum total score 68, minimum score per test section: 22
  • C1 Advanced (CAE): minimum score B
  • C2 Proficiency (CPE): minimum score C

The proof of English proficiency can be submitted after the application deadline, but must have been received by the faculty before the start of the programme. Without an English proficiency test score which meets the specifications mentioned above, or a waiver, you cannot start the programme.

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