International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

A unique course designed to train the next generation of lawyers and policy-makers with the ability to navigate the political context of international law, and the comprehensive knowledge needed to engage with the issues of global security, peace and development.

The world is facing unprecedented, complex and interconnected challenges.

With increasing violence due to armed conflicts, terrorism and violent extremism, deepening socio-economic fragility and inequality, massive flows of refugees, climate change, and the development of new technologies like cyber technologies and Artificial Intelligence, the contemporary world order appears to be increasingly destabilised.

It is increasingly acknowledged, including by the United Nations, European Union, states and civil societies, that such challenges to global security, peace and development cannot be addressed singularly. Our Master is built on this acknowledgement: it provides an opportunity to study the interplay between law, politics, international relations, economics and sustainability across the fields of human rights, migration, economics and sustainability, and peace, security and conflict.

Developed in response to the growing need for graduates of excellence with leadership potential in international law and global affairs, this uniquely innovative two-year master programme benefits from the expertise of nine European partner Higher Education institutions and a global network of 27 Associate Partners, including leading universities, research centres, international institutions, NGOs and law firms from around the world.

The programme is enriched with a minimum of three international mobility periods, summer schools, legal clinic and moot courts, work placement opportunities, and an array of conferences, workshops, study trips and other networking and skills development opportunities.


 The ILGSPD is an exceptional programme. It provides extensive knowledge of global security, peace, and developmental challenges, and it paves the way for a successful career in international law and global affairs.

Giorgi, from  Georgia

A unique programme which has an interdisciplinary aspect in terms of political and international relationships along with international law, which in not familiar in any other programme in the world.

It’s what helps make it very special.

World-class University Partners

An international law school with a rich heritage. Founded in 1451 it teaches students from over 30 countries. MORE>>

Radboud University is a comprehensive, internationally-oriented university that aspires to be one of the best in Europe. MORE>>

A multicultural university with one-third of students and researchers from abroad. MORE>>

IBEI has achieved a high level of recognition as an academic and research centre at both European and international level. MORE>>

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a modern, innovative and growing University. MORE>>

University of Tartu, established in 1632, is Estonia’s leading centre of research and training. MORE>>


A world-class programme that prepares students with the skills to navigate the political context of international law and obtain the expertise needed to meet the contemporary challenges of global security, peace, and development.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master
International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

September Intake, 24 months full-time


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Applications for ILGSPD are now open. You can apply as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student or as a self-funded student.