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Key information
University UNITAR / Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Country Austria
Learning mode On-Campus, Blended, Online
Pace Full-time, Part-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee EUR 16000
Application deadline(s) Non-EU Applicants: 15 May 2024
EU Applicants: 15 September 2024
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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is proud to offer its first LL.M., the Master of Laws in Public International Law, with Sigmund Freud University Vienna (SFU), a one-year programme offered onsite at SFU in Vienna, and in online and hybrid formats. Combining SFU´s academic strength with UNITAR´s practical focus, this unique programme provides participants with a deep understanding of international law, and provides direct access to the United Nations.

This joint LL.M. programme educates participants on the fundamentals of international law, and the functioning of international courts, then builds on these insights in more specialized areas such as human rights law, to show which human rights treaties, mechanisms or courts exist, and how they function.

With programme modules in international law, as well as the theory and practice of global diplomacy, students will be trained in legal thinking and equipped with core-diplomatic skills to succeed in any international context.

Beyond the comprehensive academic curriculum, participants will benefit from direct access to the United Nations, offering opportunities for visiting its premises, networking, and gaining insights into UN career paths. Students can expect to:

  • experience the UN work environment in Vienna first-hand (in-person or virtually in the online format)
  • build personal relations with UN experts and staff members
  • benefit from tailor-made UN career development sessions
  • gain support and access to entry points into the UN system

The Master of Laws in Public International Law for the upcoming Fall Semester will commence on 2 October 2024. It begins with an introductory week at the Vienna International Center (VIC), where participants will experience the United Nations ecosystem first-hand.

The length of the programme is one year, and it will be delivered entirely in the English language. Students can choose to attend the programme on-site at SFU’s campus in Vienna, Austria, in an entirely online format, or a hybrid format, depending on their needs.

For more information about the programme, including student testimonials, application procedures, and contact information, please visit the official programme page on UNITAR’s website, here.

Application Deadlines:

May 15, 2024 – Non-EU Citizens (On-site programme – SFU Campus, Vienna, Austria)

September 15, 2024 – EU Citizens (On-site Programme), and All Online Programme Applicants

Apply now