Air and Space Law (Advanced)

1 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake)Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake)

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About Air and Space Law

The Leiden Air and Space Law programme is unique. Our teaching and research has a clearly defined European dimension and is in line with the highest academic standards. At the same time, the programme focuses on professional applications, particularly through it s internship requirements.

The International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL), which houses this advanced master's specialisation, is one of the leading international academic research and teaching institutes in this field. The Institute maintains close relations with national and international organisations and in stitutions worldwide and enjoys the guidance of a prestigious International Advisory Board.

This programme is specifically designed for:

  • law gradudates wishing to pursue a challenging advanced master's study at postgraduate level, possibly followed by a PhD position; 
  • legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, private companies (e.g. airlines, aircraft parts manufacturers), civil aviation authorities, telecommunications authorities, international and regional organisations and represent atives from governments wishing to specialise in the area of air and space law.

Curriculum and Overview

In this programme, you will take the following courses: 

  • Public Air Law
  • Private Air Law 
  • Air Transport Competition Law and Policy 
  • Moot Court
  • Space Law and Policy 
  • Space Law and Policy: Case Studies 
  • Internship 
  • Thesis

You will learn not only the specifics of international air and space law in the narrow sense, but also about the multifold relationships with general law at the supranational, international, regional, EU and domestic levels. These interrelationships are highly complex and require proficiency in many skills, including legislative and case analysis and comparative methodology.

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

The programme is designed for students pursuing careers in law firms or in consulting firms having aviation and space law practice; legal departments of airports and airlines; aerospace companies; civil aviation authorities or ministries of transportation; international, regional and national organisations as well as for practitioners in air and space law (see Target Audien ce). All of the programme's alumni have found a professional or academic job soon after, and often before, graduation.

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest unive rsity in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challen ges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden Universi ty welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. To gether, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambiti ons. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless o f the career path you choose!

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