PhD in International Law

The PhD in International Law offers high-level specialisation and training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of international law. The programme prepares doctoral students for either academic and research careers or for executive high-ranking positions in the public or private sectors. Besides working closely with a world-renowned faculty, students attend courses and seminars that cover a wide range of subjects in international law with an unrivalled student-to-faculty ratio.


Incoming Students

Semesters 1-2

2 compulsory courses

(2 × 3 = 6 ECTS)

Autumn 2013

  • Doctoral Research Seminar I Andrea Bianchi

Spring 2014

  • Doctoral Research Seminar II Andrea Bianchi

Semesters 1-2

3 elective courses in the discipline of specialisation

(3 × 6 = 18 ECTS)

Autumn 2013

Spring 2014

Students who have obtained all course credits

Semester 3 (30 ects)

Preliminary thesis dissertation

Before the end of Semester 8

Submission of thesis manuscript

Defence

Official submission

For PhD deadlines, please see the Academic Regulations and Implementation  guidelines available on the Student Portal.

Courses open to students from other disciplines

Complementary courses for master students

Students who are enrolled in a master programme in another department can take the following courses towards the 12 to 24 credits that they must obtain in one or several complementary discipline(s).

Semesters 1-4

Autumn 2013

Spring 2014

Courses for PhD Students pursuing a Minor

Students who are enrolled in a PhD programme in another department must fulfil the following requirements to obtain a minor in International Law.

  • Complete 18 course credits from the following list of courses ;
  • Have an authorised thesis co-director from the teaching faculty of the International Law Department.

Semesters 1-4

3 elective courses

(3 × 6 = 18 ECTS)

Autumn 2013

Spring 2014