LL.M. in Air and Space Law (Advanced)
It has a clearly defined European dimension and, without neglecting academic levels, pays specific attention to professional applications, particularly through its internship requirements.
The programme has been designed for graduates in law who wish to pursue an advanced master’s study at postgraduate level, and possibly wish to engage in a PhD. Some prior knowledge of air and/or space law is certainly an asset, but is not compulsory. The programme is also aimed at international legal practitioners in internationally operating law firms, private companies (e.g. airlines, aircraft parts manufacturers), civil aviation authorities, telecommunication authorities, international and regional organisations and representatives from various governments who wish to specialise in the area of air and space law. This mixed composition of the student body of both master’s students and practitioners stands as a guarantee for the high level of the programme.
Admission to the programme is limited to a fixed number of students (no more than 30 each year in total). Since this field of law is highly specialised, the Institute prefers to limit student intake (including Blended Learning), to be able to devote sufficient time to each student and provide for in-depth class discussions.
The programme has been running since 2000 and was internationally accredited in 2007. The accredition panel 2007 stated:
Consistency in the curriculum is achieved in different ways. First of all the core of the programme is well defined, the topics of the courses are chosen carefully. This has resulted in a programme in which the different courses have been put in a logical order and which ensures the development of both academic and professional competences. […] [S]tudents get a great deal of research practice during many of the courses. The panel feels positive about the fact that there is a good deal of interaction between the teachers and the coordinators of the course. This interaction will contribute to the consistency within the programme.
Accredited by the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation)