2022 Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD)

Deadline: January 21, 2022.

The Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD) is 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.

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.


  1. 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in law but they will also consider applications from other relevant subjects, such as Politics, International Relations, European Studies or War Studies, if as part of the degree, you have gained a basic understanding of the operation of law in an international context.


In order to select Université libre de Bruxelles in semester 3, you have to:

  1. Hold an undergraduate or Master’s degree (or equivalent), representing at least 240 ECTS credits (or 4 years of studies) in law, political science, or other relevant subjects;
  2. Have passive knowledge of French; includes a degree awarded from a Higher Education Institution in a French- speaking community or hold a minimum of  a SCQF level 8 (equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference CEFR) in French (however all assessments can be undertaken in English).

In order to select Radboud University in semester 3, you have to:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in law with 150 ECTS in legal courses.

In order to select the University of Tartu in semester 3, you have to:

  1. Have a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in law or law-related courses.


The Erasmus Mundus scholarship includes:

  • a contribution to the student participation costs (including tuition fees, full insurance coverage and any other mandatory costs related to the student’s participation in the EMJMD study programme
  • a contribution to student travel and installation costs
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme.


As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • It is mandatory that you must upload two reference letters at time of application (at least one academic and if appropriate, the other from the student’s most recent employer). References should be dated within the last 12 months, written on official letter headed paper and include the referees signature or official stamp.  Unofficial references will not be accepted.*When completing your application, please do not enter your referee details, as we are unable to contact your referee. Please upload one reference via the reference section and the second reference as an additional document.  
  • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English) *
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • CV
  • Scholarship applicants- Complete and upload the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship form, which includes a Supporting Personal Statement (max 1,000 words) in which you are asked to detail the following:
    • motivation for choosing the ILGSPD programme; 
    • your suitability for the ILGSPD programme; 
    • an explanation of research interests and placement aims/practice aims and 
    • a Study Track preference in Semester 3 bearing in mind the undergraduate LLB degree requirements of Semester 3 partners RU and ULB (see Entry Requirements for this programme)
  • Self- funding applicants– Complete and upload the personal statement form. 


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