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Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law

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12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The programme, which is unique in the world, is a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and a European perspective.

The programme is aimed at law graduates who wish to pursue an advanced master's study at postgraduate level, as well as legal practitioners in internationally operating companies or organisations.

The programme has a clearly defined European dimension and, without neglecting academic levels, pays specific attention to professional applications, particularly through its internship requirements. The students get a fair amount of research practice during the courses. The programme has been running since September 2000 and was internationally accredited in early 2007. Admission is limited to a fixed number of students, to ensure that the department is able to devote sufficient time to each student and to provide in-depth class discussions.

The programme is designed for students pursuing careers in law firms or in consulting firms having aviation and Space Law practice; legal departments of airports and airlines; aerospace companies; civil aviation authority or ministry of transportation authority in their own country; international, regional and national organisations as well as for practioners in air and space law.

Admission requirements

Previous education

A full law degree (offering access to legal practice) with sufficient knowledge of int. law. See www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Professional experience


Knowledge minimum

In addition, students must take or already have taken introductory courses in European Law, Competition Law and International Organisations.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 7, TOEFL paper based: 600, TOEFL computer based: 250, TOEFL internet based: 100

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