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.

Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

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 and Public Pleadings

Via internships, participation in moot courts, public pleadings, extracurricular activities or the study trip, 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 acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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Practical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice combines high-level academic education with real-world practice, allowing students to develop the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world.

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I interned at the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), where I predominantly learnt about and worked on the issue of legal safeguards against torture in the early hours of police custody. This included researching and compiling international and European legal standards on this issue, which allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the rights of access to a lawyer, to a relative/third party, and to a doctor, as well as the right to receive information on one’s legal rights when in police custody.

Hannah Seitz

Hannah Seitz, 2018–2019 LLM Student