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The one-year Master's programme Law and Politics of International Security (LPIS) aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic researcher in the area of international peace of security. Issues of international peace and security are becoming increasingly important in legal, political and administrative practice. The concept of 'international security' is no longer confined to traditional issues of war and peace, but now also covers topics such as terrorism, criminal law, the protection of human rights and 'human security'.
The programme is based on the assumption that international law cannot be properly understood outside its political context, whereas contemporary international politics cannot be fully grasped without a solid knowledge of international legal institutions. Based on a longstanding cooperation between the department of Political Science and the Law Faculty, LPIS offers a interdisciplinary approach to the rapidly changing field of international peace and security. It includes topics such as the United Nations system of collective security, the transformation of war (including catastrophic terrorism and other forms of political violence), human rights protection, the development of international criminal tribunals and humanitarian law.
|diplomaLLM Law and Politics of International Security|
|typeregulier, 60 EC|
|opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd|
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Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?
Contemporary issues in international security are impossible to understand without a solid understanding of both international law and international politics. This is why only an interdisciplinary programme is suitable for providing future analysts and practitioners with the skills needed to work successfully in today's security environment. The Master's programme in Law and Politics of International Security is unique in offering an interdisciplinary approach, taught by staff from the departments of international law, political science and criminology.
The politics of International Criminal Justice
Security studies stage
International humanitarian law
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Below you will find a couple of examples of topics that are covered in the programme.
The laws of armed conflict have been made by nations for nations. However, most armed conflicts these days are no longer inter-state wars but civil wars or armed repression of international terrorism. How can the laws of armed conflict be applied to these struggles?
The United Nations and humanitarian interventions:
To what extent is the collective security system established under the UN Charter effective? Should the rules and principles governing the conduct of war be reconsidered in the light of new types of conflicts as they are taking place today? How should the international community deal with genocide or gross human rights violations?
- Historical doctrines and theories of war
- UN system of collective security
- Role and powers of the Security Council
- The changing nature of war
- Legal constraints on warfare
- Principles and limits of humanitarian law
- International terrorism
- Counter-terrorism, human rights and humanitarian law
- Security dilemma
- Arms control and disarmament
- Building of security communities
- Democratic politics and war
- Democratization processes and conflict
- Human security
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2019|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 April for students from outside the EU.
1 June for all other students. Please note: if international students apply after 1 April, we cannot guarantee accommodation for you.
Please note that the deadline for applying for the VU Fellowship scholarship programme is usually set to 1 March. If you wish to apply for the scholarship, both the scholarship application and the application for the programme should be completed simultaneously.
As part of the admission procedure, you are kindly asked to write a short essay, in which you discuss a current issue of 'law and politics in international security'. Please argue in about 750 words how this issue is relevant to the LPIS program, making use of relevant academic literature.
The main focus of selection will be on GPA or an overall grade average. Students must at least have a B+ or 7.8 as an overall average or a GPA of at least 3.25.
VU University Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia. For Dutch students or students already residing in the Netherlands it's possible to take the institutional TOEFL test that the VU University Amsterdam offers.
Students need to hand in 2 letters of recommendation from academic referees (including the ranking position of the applicant and information on how they know the prospective student). For more information on admission, see www.vu.nl/lpis
The master's programme Law and Politics of International Security is open to both Dutch and international students. This master's programme is selective, meaning that also VU Bachelor's students need to apply by means of an application form and sending in the required additional documents. Each year the programme is open to a limited number of students only. The LPIS Admission Board will make a merit based selection of students. Students also need to hand in several additional documents, like a cv and motivation letter. For more information on admission, see www.vu.nl/lpis
|€ 500||studiematerialenper jaar|
inbegrepen in collegegeld
estimated monthly costs
|€||424||kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1292||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|50||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|66%||daarvan is vrouw|
|20||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|75%||daarvan is vrouw|
|22864||studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|58%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Amsterdam
|€ 424||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Amina Nfidi, student Law and Politics of International Security
As a German lawyer with professional experience in the field of development cooperation, the programme 'Law and Politics of International Security' was the perfect contribution to both my theoretical and practical background.
On the one hand, I could deepen and extend my knowledge about international law, and on the other hand, I could fill the gap in regard to contemporary international politics and its underlying theoretical background...
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Ciarán James Burke
Ciarán James Burke, student Law and Politics of International Security
I was lucky enough to choose the Law and Politics of International Security programme in the first year of its existence.
I choose the word 'lucky' carefully, because the programme had no reputation and, aside from the course description on the VU University website, I had little knowledge about what I was about to experience. I took a chance; it has been a chance that has changed my life and career. The fusing of legal and political studies, centred upon the study of conflict between states - one could hardly wish for a more fascinating area of study for a Master's degree...
Since leaving the VU, I was accepted to complete a doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, with a thesis which builds upon work completed in the LPIS programme. I have also been engaged in work projects for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the ICMPD, FRONTEX, as well as working as a legal consultant for studies focussing on the French and Scottish police forces, amongst a number of other projects.
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
- Non-Governmental Organizations (incl. Transparency International, Global Witness, Oxfam Novib)
- International Organizations (OSCE; United Nations; European Union)
- Private Security Firms (e.g. Legal Advisor for Maritime Security Provider)
- Law firms
- A court („judge in training“ / „rechterlijk ambtenaar in opleiding”)
- Universities (PhD positions at the European University Institute at Florence and the universities of Aarhus, Berlin, Prague, Westminster, Duisburg-Essen, Amsterdam)
- The International Committee of the Red Cross
current job market
- legal advisor to the government
- policy advisor for international organisations
Questions about admission and application for students with a International degree
T: +31 (0) 20 59 86
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.