Our PhD programme

PhD in international law


  • Designed for outstanding students with a strong commitment to international law and a proven ability to carry out independent research.
  • A highly stimulating, intellectual environment.
  • Research supervision covers a wide range of topics.
  • Students receive extensive intellectual support throughout their research, via formal supervision, specialised doctoral seminars and a wide range of events.


Curriculum overview

  • 2 compulsory courses (12 credits)
  • 3 elective courses in the discipline of specialisation (18 credits)
  • Preliminary thesis dissertation (30 credits)
  • Option to choose minor in another discipline (18 credits)
  • Dissertation

    Total of 60 credits or 78 (with minor)
MPT Guidelines IL
International Law

PhD Guidelines for Drafting the MPT