International Litigation

International Litigation


The Master’s Programme in English “International Litigation” is designed for those interested in working with both public and private international law issues in national or international environment.

The Programme covers in-depth studies in public and private international law, human rights law and EU law, their interaction and current trends. Special courses aim at enhancing professional skills necessary for representing states, organizations, individuals and corporations in international public, commercial and mixed arbitration, as well as for working with cases before international courts and tribunals (e.g. International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes etc.) and other international and national fora.

Successful completion of the Master’s Programme will enable the graduates to independently analyse the trends of international law’ practical application at international and foreign courts, prepare reference materials, recommendations, provide expert advice for public bodies, private persons and legal entities on issues of international and national law, represent pubic interests in international organisations etc. 


Admission requirements:

  • LL.B (Bachelor of Law/ Bachelor of International Law (including general courses on public international law and private international law)
  • Good working command of English


Degree on Graduation:

LL.M in International Law (with special training in international litigation)


Duration of the Programme:

3 semesters (1.5 years)


Language of the Programme:



Number of ECTS Credits:



Structure of the Programme:

  • Two semesters for academic studies
  • One semester for writing Master’s thesis and internship


Courses offered:

Bloc 1: Advanced Studies in International Law

  • Theory and Practice of International Law (Second Semester)
  • International Humanitarian Law (First Semester)
  • International Institutional Law (First Semester)
  • Law of the World Trade Organization, incl. International Law of Intellectual Property (Second Semester)
  • International Criminal Law and Procedure (Second Semester)

Bloc 2: Advanced Studies in Private International Law

  • Contemporary Issues of Private International Law (Second Semester)
  • International Business Law (First Semester)
  • Cross-Border Insolvency (Second Semester)

Bloc 3: Law of the European Union

  • EU Competition Law (Second Semester)
  • EU Corporate Law (Second Semester)
  • Dispute Settlement in EU Law (First Semester)

Bloc 4: International Dispute Settlement and International Justice

  • Law of International Dispute Settlement (First Semester)
  • International Justice / Organization of International Courts (First Semester)
  • Dispute Settlement in WTO Law (Second Semester)
  • Judicial Protection of Human Rights in International Law (Second Semester)
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration (Second Semester)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (First Semester)
  • International Civil Procedure (First Semester)

Bloc 5: Legal Profession and Legal Research

  • Legal Profession and Legal Practice (First Semester)
  • Methodology of International Legal Research (Second Semester)

Bloc 6: Language Studies (throughout the Programme)

  • English language – for Ukrainian students
  • Ukrainian Language – for foreign students
  • Translation and Interpreting Practicum – for Ukrainian students (Third Semester)

Bloc 7. Safety Courses (for Ukrainian students only)

  • Specialized Labour Safety (Third Semester)
  • Civil Protection (Third Semester)