Exposure to Practical Work

Our three master's programmes provide a solid foundation for careers in the humanitarian and human rights fields with international organizations, NGOs, international courts and tribunals, governments and academic institutions.

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Combining High Academic Standards with Real-World Practice

Our two full-time degrees – the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM), and the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) – offer a unique combination of high-level academic education and real-world practice.

Internships, Moot Courts, Clinical Work and Public Pleadings

Via internships, participation in moot courts, public pleadings or clinical work, students gather first-hand experience and practical knowledge. These facilitate their integration into the professional world.

Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Career Advice

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Internships

Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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Clinical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice's clinical work comprises seminars that facilitate dialogue and critical reflection on specific situations, as well as research internships with leading actors.

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The students who participate in the second semester internships with the International Review of the Red Cross are integral members of our team. Each year they help us evaluate articles that have been submitted for publication in the Review, employing the expertise they have developed in their first semester at the Geneva Academy, and the research and editing they carry out is invaluable to us.

Ellen Policinski, Managing Editor, International Review of the Red Cross