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Students will gain an understanding of the various judicial and non-judicial bodies that are at the frontline of questions of interpretation, the development of international human rights standards, and enforcement. In addition, students receive training in hands on skills in the realm of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of human rights. Finally, as the globalization of business and investment is increasing in force and speed, with important human rights implications, this specialization explores the interaction between economics and rights, asking critical questions about this process and potential solutions.

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  • Overview

    International Law and Diplomacy (Online)

    The Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy (online and hybrid formats) is a graduate programme permitting students to specialize in the interface between international law and diplomacy. It will not only broaden students' knowledge in the field of international law and its various foundational dimensions but will also equip them with knowledge and skills to work in the field of diplomacy and related international careers.

    During this programme, students will analyse the different dimensions of international law including those related to law-making, armed conflicts, human rights, economic relations, territorial and maritime disputes, environmental disputes as well as those related to the theory and practice of diplomacy in the 21st century including dispute settlement and conflict resolution. Students will also attend skills development sessions that are designed to support their professional career and employability. This master’s degree offered by two UN entities (University for Peace and United Nations Institute for Training and Research) combines the best of academic and executive-style education. Students will also gain first-hand experience of the work of the United Nations (UN), as they will have the opportunity to participate in a field trip to Geneva and The Hague, where the UN maintains a significant presence.

    The programme - offered entirely in the online modality across four semesters - has been designed for graduate students, diplomats, government officers, NGO representatives, international civil servants or private law practitioners who wish to strengthen their knowledge in international law, dispute settlement, international affairs management and diplomacy, but are unable to leave their jobs and attend courses on-campus in Costa Rica. Specifically designed with such working professionals in mind, the courses offered in the online modality combine the best pedagogical techniques of asynchronous online education with highly interactive methods of learning.

    Please click here for the full programme brochure.

  • Study Plan

    Academic Course Calendar and Professors

    Code Courses Type Professor Credits Weeks Dates Hours Classroom
    ILDO - 1 Public International Law View More Mandatory Mihir Kanade(India) View More Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo(Venezuela) View More Mariateresa Garrido Villareal(Venezuela) View More 3 9 weeks 05-Jul-2021 03-Sep-2021 -
    ILDO - 2 International Human Rights Law View More Mandatory Mihir Kanade(India) View More 3 9 weeks 05-Jul-2021 03-Sep-2021 -
    EXPC-6089 Peace and Conflict Studies; The... View More Mandatory Amr Abdalla(Egypt/United States) View More Adriana Salcedo(Ecuador/United States) View More 3 9 weeks 06-Sep-2021 05-Nov-2021 -
    EXPC- 6095 United Nations System View More Mandatory Mihir Kanade(India) View More Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo(Venezuela) View More 3 9 weeks 06-Sep-2021 05-Nov-2021 -
    ILDO - 3 Law Related to Armed Conflict... View More Mandatory Sergio Ugalde(Costa Rica) View More 2 6 weeks 08-Nov-2021 17-Dec-2021 -
    ILDO - 4 Law Related to Armed Conflict... View More Mandatory Nobuo Hayashi(Japan) View More 2 6 weeks 10-Nov-2021 19-Dec-2021 -
    ILDO - 5 International Criminal Law View More Optional Thomas Koerner(Germany) View More 2 6 weeks 17-Jan-2022 25-Feb-2022 -
    ILDO - 6 Law of Treaties View More Mandatory TBA (UNITAR)() View More 3 9 weeks 17-Jan-2022 18-Mar-2022 -
    ILDO - 7 International Environmental Law View More Optional TBA .() View More 2 6 weeks 28-Feb-2022 08-Apr-2022 -
    EXPC-6092 Transitional Justice View More Optional Mariateresa Garrido Villareal(Venezuela) View More 2 6 weeks 28-Feb-2022 08-Apr-2022 -
    ILDO - 8 International Law and Diplomacy View More Mandatory Sergio Ugalde(Costa Rica) View More 2 6 weeks 18-Apr-2022 27-May-2022 -
    ILDO - 9 Regional Human Rights Systems View More Optional Frans Jacobus Viljoen(South Africa) View More María Pía Carazo Ortiz (Costa Rica) View More 3 9 weeks 18-Apr-2022 17-Jun-2022 -
    ILDO - 10 International and Transnational Adjudication View More Optional Sergio Ugalde(Costa Rica) View More 3 9 weeks 06-Jun-2022 05-Aug-2022 -
    EXPC 6093 World Politics View More Optional Ross Ryan(Canada) View More 3 9 weeks 06-Jun-2022 05-Aug-2022 -
    ILDO - Globalization and Human Rights View More Optional Mihir Kanade(India) View More 3 9 weeks 01-Aug-2022 30-Sep-2022 -
    ILDO - 11 International Economic Law View More Optional Mihir Kanade(India) View More 3 9 weeks 15-Aug-2022 14-Oct-2022 -
    ILDO - 12 Human Rights Reporting , Monitoring... View More Optional Jan Arno Hessbruegge(Germany) View More 3 9 weeks 10-Oct-2022 09-Dec-2022 -
    ILDO - 13 Maritime and Territorial Dispute Settlement View More Optional Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo(Venezuela) View More Gudmundur Eiriksson(Iceland) View More Helga Gudmundsdóttir(Iceland) View More 3 9 weeks 17-Oct-2022 19-Dec-2022 -
    EXPC 6043 Workshop on Negotiation and Mediation... View More Mandatory Amr Abdalla(Egypt/United States) View More 2 6 weeks 07-Nov-2022 16-Dec-2022 -
    ILDO - 15 Law of International Organizations View More Mandatory TBA (UNITAR)() View More 3 9 weeks 09-Jan-2023 10-Mar-2023 -
    ILDO - 16 Rule of Law View More Mandatory TBA (UNITAR)() View More 3 9 weeks 20-Mar-2023 19-May-2023 -
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  • Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    The following documentation is required to complete your application process. Please have them ready and on hand before beginning your online application process, as they will need to be uploaded into the system.

    Required supporting documents to be uploaded:

    • English Proficiency Test Scores Report (TOEFL, IELTS)
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree) Transcripts and Degree Certificate
    • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    • Copy of Passport (front page with photo only)

    Detailed information on each requirement can be found here.

    The online application requires electronic (PDF) scans of required documents.


    We are not able to provide any information about the status of applicants over the phone or to third parties. Information will only be provided to the applicant using the email provided in the online application form. Please address any email inquiries to admissions@elearning.upeace.org.

    Please write down your application ID number before submitting your application, as this number is difficult for the Admissions Team to recover. If you lose your ID number, please email admissions@elearning.upeace.org.

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    Programme Costs

    Tuition USD $11,000.00
    Administrative Fees* USD $0.00
    Total USD $11,000.00

    Administrative Fees are not refundable


    Payment Dates

    The first installment is due before the first course start date USD $5,500.00
    The second installment is due 7 months after the 1st installment payment USD $5,500.00
    Total USD $11,000.00

    Administrative Fees are not refundable

  • Student Life

    Life at #UPEACE

    Humans of UPEACE was modeled after the famous Humans of New York photography project, designed to tell the stories of 10,000 New Yorkers on the street. At UPEACE, we believe our community – composed of current students, Alumni, Faculty, Visiting Professors, staff members, and partners – is our greatest asset and their stories worth sharing with the world. We invite you to dive into these stories and get to know the exceptional #UPEACERS that make the University for Peace a unique and diverse learning community, dedicated to training leaders for peace determined to reshape the world.

    Their stories are the best way to get a real feeling for the Student Life Experience at UPEACE!

    Click on the HoU logo below to get started!


    Our current batch of #UPEACERS

    The University for Peace is characterized by its diversity and multiculturalism. For 2020-2021, we have 102 students from 38 countries. As a result, our campus is always full of student activities, most of them organized by the students themselves. In past years, we have had yoga classes, conversation classes in different languages, the celebration of cultural nights (Asian night, Latin night, European night, etc.), as well as institutional activities open to students (Zumba classes, academic "brown bag" lunches, etc.) The current situation has forced students to become more creative with regards to socialising and ensuring a rich student life at UPEACE.

    Learn more about what to expect from your stay in Costa Rica, including approximate living expenses, here.

  • Career Info

    At the end of the programme, students should:

    • Have a deep understanding of the theory and practice of international law;
    • Be able to participate in different processes of law-making, implementing and enforcement in promoting the rule of law at different levels, especially regional and international;
    • Have a deep understanding of the theory and practice of diplomacy;
    • Be able to appraise the nexus between international law, diplomacy, the UN System and current contemporary challenges;
    • Be able to apply key soft skills in an international working environment.
  • Apply

    Ready to join us?

    The UPEACE application process is conducted 100% online through our application forms. Check out our TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION below and feel free to contact the Admissions Team at any time during the application process for assistance, including the retrieval of your Application ID.