International Law

Are you interested in the major package of international and European legislation that govern our daily public, private and professional lives? Do you want to get insight and work on practical legal assignments in the field of international law? Then the minor International Law is what you need!

Core of the minor is the legal advice that students will be preparing for (regional) businesses, organisations or members of the European Parliament on a particular international legal subject.


Study start

  • February
  • September


  • Leeuwarden


  • English

European credits

  • 30 EC's

Minor type

  • For all bachelor programmes

Subject area

  • Governance and law

Minor content

During the minor, students work on several assignments such as a practical legal research project. During moot court, students represent the legal interests of parties in an international conflict. You will practice your legal English and Intercultural skills. The focus is on your personal and professional development, on which you will reflect in the final assessment.


Structure of the minor

  • Study load/credits: 30 ECTS 
  • Examination: Product and performance assessments 
  • Course language: English 
  • Year: 4 
  • Location: Leeuwarden  
  • Admission requirements: Legal competencies at level 2 obtained 
  • Literature: not prescribed 
  • An excursion and guest lectures may form part of the program 

Aim of the minor:
1. Students are able to recognize, analyse and apply basic theoretical knowledge in the field of international law.
2. Students are able to recognize, analyse and apply basic international law theory on the subject of professional issues and dilemmas in an international context.
3. Students are able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions for issues in the field of international law to a specialist audience in an international context.
4. Students have knowledge of the international law system, in particular regarding human rights, international business law and European law.



Research project (productbeoordeling) – 14 ECTS
Moot court assessment (productbeoordeling en portfolio assessment) – 4 ECTS
Mediation (productbeoordeling en portfolio assessment) – 4 ECTS 
Legal English (portfolio assessment) – 2 ECTS
International public law (productbeoordeling) – 2 ECTS
Final assessment (portfolio assessment) en Intercultural communication (opdracht) – 4 ECTS 


This minor is a graduation component of the Law degree program. The students of the Law degree therefore have priority over students from other courses. 
Legal competencies at level 2 must be obtained before admission to the minor.
This minor is especially suitable for students of one of the following programs: 
HBO Rechten/Law, European Studies, Integrale Veiligheidskunde, Bestuurskunde, Bedrijfskunde and Human Resource Management. 
Students without any legal knowledge are strongly discouraged to enroll! 


Do you have questions about this minor? Ask them via the online form.