Faculty of LawInternational Law (Santiago de Chile) – Master

International law consists of the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relationships between governments and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized international relations.

Information on the start of studies

This Master's degree programme starts in the summer semester of each year in Santiago de Chile, where lectures begin in March.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Laws in International Law (LL.M.)
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study2 semesters
Language(s) of instructionEnglish, Spanish
Fees and contributions
171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with admission restrictions, International Law
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
International degree programYes

Course Content

The objective of the Master’s degree programme in International Law, with its emphasis on investments, trade, and arbitration, is to provide students with a  comprehensive understanding of the current status and prospective trends in the field of international law in an era of world-wide interdependence.

Students will examine the impact of globalisation on sources and subjects of international law. Additional areas of study include recent developments in the areas of international economic law, environmental  protection,  and governmental responsibility, as well as pertinent issues that, in recent years,  have confronted international society.

Emphasis is placed upon subjects relating to the regulation of international trade, as well as investment law and the settlement of international disputes. Within these paramters, particular attention will be focused upon subjects such as international arbitration and procedures brought before the World Trade Organization and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Following successful completion of the degree programme, graduates will have the ability  to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the sources of international law, the way in which these sources originate, the interrelationship between the various sources, and the ways in which these sources are utilised by international lawyers
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the basic principles of international law
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how international legal principles are implemented into, and interact with, domestic law
  • Engage in theoretical discussion of the basic principles of international law, with special emphasis on international commercial law, international investment law, and international arbitration, and apply these principles to specific cases.

Course Structure

The programme is offered on a annual basis,  beginning  each year in April.

From April through December, courses are taught in Santiago de Chile. Courses will be conducted either in Spanish or in English and are divided into five Modules:

  • Module 1: International Law
  • Module 2: International Trade: WTO and Intellectual Property
  • Module 3: International Trade: Regional Economic Integration
  • Module 4: International Investments
  • Module 5: International Commercial Arbitration       

From December through February, students will develop a draft of their Master’s theses. In March, workshops and seminars take place in Heidelberg, Germany. During this time, students will complete their Master’s theses.