LLM in Human Rights or PIL, which one to pick?


Hello!

I am a 30 years old italian lawyer who wants to apply for a LLM in human rights or PIL.

I was actually looking only for those that are starting in January/February, since I don't want to wait until the beginning of the next academic year to enroll.

After a wide research on the internet and on this website as well, I was thinking to apply for these programmes:

- LLM in PIL at the University of Amsterdam
- LLM in Globalisation and Law at the University of Maastricht
- LLM in Constitutional Justice And Human Rights at the Univeristy of Bologna
- LLM in International Law and Global Governance at the University of Tilburg
- LLM in Human Rights and Migration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen

My goal is to spend a year specializing on this topic and then looking for a job in NGOs, international organizations or in international law firms.

I know that Dutch unversities are becoming the more and more prestigious in the field of human rights and PIL. The Univeristy of Bologna has an excellent reputation in general but I have no idea about this programme. I would actually prefer to move abroad (that is considered to be a "plus" on a CV) and the Netherlands attracts me also in terms of quality of life.

I think I will apply for all of these courses but I would be glad to get some tips or suggestions about the programmes. Which ones would you reccomend me?

Thank you guys :)
Hello!

I am a 30 years old italian lawyer who wants to apply for a LLM in human rights or PIL.

I was actually looking only for those that are starting in January/February, since I don't want to wait until the beginning of the next academic year to enroll.

After a wide research on the internet and on this website as well, I was thinking to apply for these programmes:

- LLM in PIL at the University of Amsterdam
- LLM in Globalisation and Law at the University of Maastricht
- LLM in Constitutional Justice And Human Rights at the Univeristy of Bologna
- LLM in International Law and Global Governance at the University of Tilburg
- LLM in Human Rights and Migration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen

My goal is to spend a year specializing on this topic and then looking for a job in NGOs, international organizations or in international law firms.

I know that Dutch unversities are becoming the more and more prestigious in the field of human rights and PIL. The Univeristy of Bologna has an excellent reputation in general but I have no idea about this programme. I would actually prefer to move abroad (that is considered to be a "plus" on a CV) and the Netherlands attracts me also in terms of quality of life.

I think I will apply for all of these courses but I would be glad to get some tips or suggestions about the programmes. Which ones would you reccomend me?

Thank you guys :)
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trinityza
Hey, they are all excellent programmes. I have applied to the PIL programmes at Amsterdam and Tilburg. I just want to warn you however, that it is better if you apply to Fall next year and not Spring. I was initially planning to apply to Spring, but upon mailing Leiden Law School, I received the following reply:

"We urge students to start the programme is September and not in February, since the Sept entry is the actual start of the programme. Students starting in February start half-way and will attend the Sept-Dec term with the introductory courses as their second term. We are obligated to offer this second entry moment , but we have experienced that many students who start in February struggle with the programme."

[Edited by trinityza on Nov 06, 2018]

Hey, they are all excellent programmes. I have applied to the PIL programmes at Amsterdam and Tilburg. I just want to warn you however, that it is better if you apply to Fall next year and not Spring. I was initially planning to apply to Spring, but upon mailing Leiden Law School, I received the following reply:

"We urge students to start the programme is September and not in February, since the Sept entry is the actual start of the programme. Students starting in February start half-way and will attend the Sept-Dec term with the introductory courses as their second term. We are obligated to offer this second entry moment , but we have experienced that many students who start in February struggle with the programme."

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Hey, they are all excellent programmes. I have applied to the PIL programmes at Amsterdam and Tilburg. I just want to warn you however, that it is better if you apply to Fall next year and not Spring. I was initially planning to apply to Spring, but upon mailing Leiden Law School, I received the following reply:

"We urge students to start the programme is September and not in February, since the Sept entry is the actual start of the programme. Students starting in February start half-way and will attend the Sept-Dec term with the introductory courses as their second term. We are obligated to offer this second entry moment , but we have experienced that many students who start in February struggle with the programme."



Hello trinityza!

Also the University of Amsterdam suggests to start in September but I can't wait 10 months longer. Meanwhile I would search for a job and then forget about the LLM.

Which programme were you applying for in Leiden? Is there any which starts in February?
[quote]Hey, they are all excellent programmes. I have applied to the PIL programmes at Amsterdam and Tilburg. I just want to warn you however, that it is better if you apply to Fall next year and not Spring. I was initially planning to apply to Spring, but upon mailing Leiden Law School, I received the following reply:

"We urge students to start the programme is September and not in February, since the Sept entry is the actual start of the programme. Students starting in February start half-way and will attend the Sept-Dec term with the introductory courses as their second term. We are obligated to offer this second entry moment , but we have experienced that many students who start in February struggle with the programme."

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Hello trinityza!

Also the University of Amsterdam suggests to start in September but I can't wait 10 months longer. Meanwhile I would search for a job and then forget about the LLM.

Which programme were you applying for in Leiden? Is there any which starts in February?
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trinityza
Hey.

Yeah, it makes sense for you to apply to Spring sem then.

I applied to the Public International Law LLM (Regular) Programme. Yes, it does start in February. You can check the deadlines on their official website.
Hey.

Yeah, it makes sense for you to apply to Spring sem then.

I applied to the Public International Law LLM (Regular) Programme. Yes, it does start in February. You can check the deadlines on their official website.
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Thanks again trinityza,

I have been just conditionally accepted at the UvA

But there's a problem: they asked me to send a language certificate in english no older than 2 years within one week. My Cambridge CAE is only 4 months older and the only way to meet their requirements is to take a new language test. Unfortunately there is no chance to do so in such a short time. I hope there are some alternative ways to attest language skills :/
Thanks again trinityza,

I have been just conditionally accepted at the UvA

But there's a problem: they asked me to send a language certificate in english no older than 2 years within one week. My Cambridge CAE is only 4 months older and the only way to meet their requirements is to take a new language test. Unfortunately there is no chance to do so in such a short time. I hope there are some alternative ways to attest language skills :/
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chicken so...
Wow, that's a quick turnaround request. Can you ask them for an extension?
Wow, that's a quick turnaround request. Can you ask them for an extension?
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Wow, that's a quick turnaround request. Can you ask them for an extension?


They just replied that the only way to be accepted is to take a test within the end of November. I just checked the closest one that will take place on December 1st (IELTS).
Let's see whether they would be flexible with this option or not. I really hope so. Admission at the UvA is too precious to be wasted just for an English Certificate 4 months older than they require.
[quote]Wow, that's a quick turnaround request. Can you ask them for an extension?[/quote]

They just replied that the only way to be accepted is to take a test within the end of November. I just checked the closest one that will take place on December 1st (IELTS).
Let's see whether they would be flexible with this option or not. I really hope so. Admission at the UvA is too precious to be wasted just for an English Certificate 4 months older than they require.
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chicken so...
Well, that's something. Good luck!
Well, that's something. Good luck!
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They accepted my request: within the 15th of December I have to send them a language certificate in english. So, I am about to literally dive into IELTS text books, as the closest test is on 1st of December. Otherwise I can defer the start to September 2019.

Let's see what happen. I'll keep you posted ;)
They accepted my request: within the 15th of December I have to send them a language certificate in english. So, I am about to literally dive into IELTS text books, as the closest test is on 1st of December. Otherwise I can defer the start to September 2019.

Let's see what happen. I'll keep you posted ;)
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