From 1991 to 2010 the International Training Centre of the ILO , the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies in collaboration with other world-class universities, offered a shortened version of this Master as a postgraduate course in international trade law. i
In recognition of increasing demand for higher levels of specialization and career development in international trade law and coinciding with the decision to establish the Turin School of Development (as a unique mechanism for the delivery of joint UN-academic programmes), it was decided to expand and upgrade the programme’s learning contents to a Master of Laws in International Trade Law in 2010-2011.
UNCITRAL – a historical partner of the post-graduate course – endorsed the new Master and accepted the status of a full partner in 2010 while UNIDROIT joined the programme as a partner in 2019.
In addition, international organizations, such as WTO, UNCTAD, EU, ICC and renowned universities, have played an important role in the Master and delegated officials and faculty members respectively to join the Scientific Committee and/or to participate in programme delivery.
The Master Programme provides comprehensive coverage of International Trade Law and Dispute Resolution, from the perspectives of public international law, private international law and comparative private law. The Programme covers the key institutional and legal frameworks (such as WTO, UNCITRAL, and investment law), while focusing on international commercial contracts, with emphasis on recent developments and the increasing complexity of the laws of global trade, including the impact of new technologies. In addition, the Master incorporates a dedicated module on international dispute settlement, arbitration and mediation.
Starting with the 2019-2020 edition, the Programme will include a number of electives, allowing students to focus more on either public or private international law.
Fees and Application
The tuition fee is set at € 8,500.
The fee includes:
- programme development and management
- teaching equipment, training materials and documentation
- use of training facilities and support services
Board, lodging, travel expenses, transports and personal expenses for the period in Turin are not included in the cost of participation.
The cost of accomodation (bed and brekfast) at the ITC-ILO campus during the 18 weeks' residential face-to-face part of the programme is Euro 5,550 (meals excluded) and must be paid directly by students.
However students may seek off-campus accommodation like in university residences where the rent is appreciably lower and is in the range of Euro 400-600 per month (without laundry and food) or in private apartments.
Applicants interested in participating to this master programme should complete and submit the application form by clicking on APPLY in the left upper corner of this page not later than 28 August 2019.
For more information on the programme, please contact the course secretariat.
Applicants must have successfully completed a first level university degree of at least 3 years’ duration in law, economics, political sciences, business administration or equivalent.
The master programme is entirely delivered in English. Knowledge of the English language is a pre-requisite and must be proven in the application form with supporting documents.
A limited number of partial fellowships may become available from sponsors in order to facilitate the participation of deserving candidates from developing and transition countries who are unable to meet the full tuition fees.
Participants are therefore expected to finance their participation as much as possible. The admission criteria will take into consideration the participant’s self-financing potential as well as his/her educational and professional profiles. In the application form, participants are kindly requested to indicate the portion of the tuition fees that they are able to finance.
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