Our Three Master's Programmes

As a leading education and research institution in international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights (HR) and transitional justice, the Geneva Academy offers three distinctive master’s programmes in these fields.

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Our master's programmes are taught by highly experienced academics and practitioners from around the world. Their priority is to create an intense and dynamic learning environment. Tutorials given by teaching assistants allow students to revise and discuss key concepts and issues presented during the course. Guest speakers and external experts are regularly invited to share their practical experience and discuss cutting-edge challenges with students.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (60 ECTS credits) is a one-year postgraduate degree. It is designed for intellectually curious and thoughtful candidates with a law degree who want to gain advanced, comprehensive and practical training in IHL and international HR law.

 

Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (60 ECTS credits) is a one-year postgraduate degree. It is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, HR and the rule of law.

 

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS credits, equivalent to an LLM) is a part-time programme. It is designed for professionals who want to gain a thorough understanding of the international law that applies to situations of armed conflict.

 

The Geneva Academy provided an excellent, well-balanced and thought-provoking academic experience, which challenged my thinking on a wide range of topics and gave me an excellent base in human rights and refugee law that I fall back on every day in my work.

Eline Goovaerts, Protection Officer, Office of the Commissioner-General for Refugees and Stateless Persons, Brussels

Our Masters

Yemen, Aden, Kreiter. A civil rescue service volunteer takes a break from pulling out trapped people and dead bodies from beneath the rubble.

LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is one of the most innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered in Europe today.

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Guatemala, photos of disappeared on a wall

Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Our Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law is designed for young professionals who want to acquire high-level academic education and real-world practice in the field of transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law.

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Syria, Aleppo, Sheikh Massoud neighbourhood, near the frontline. Fighters of the Free Syrian Army.

Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict

Our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today.

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