Distance Learning

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Participants can follow the programme in Geneva or online.

An easy and interactive platform allows them to interact directly with professors and other participants during classes and access all the courses’ materials and readings. In case a participant is unable to follow a specific class, she/he can watch the recordings afterwards.

Participants can decide to take exams online or, alternatively, to come to Geneva to pass them.

After the end of the courses in June, participants have a year to submit a master’s paper. They do not need to be in Geneva to write their papers.

Reduced Tuition Fees

Participants following the programme entirely online benefit from a 10 percent discount, bringing the Executive Master’s tuition fee to 16,200 Swiss Francs.

Online Short Courses

Professionals in the field can also follow online our short courses on topical issues and challenges in international law in armed conflict like international refugee law; the interplay between IHL and IHRL; the law of non-international armed conflicts; the protection of persons and property in international armed conflict; the challenges of international criminal justice; preventing and combating terrorism; or the responsibility to protect.

A short course comprises six classes of two hours each. The tuition fee for a short course amounts to CHF 1,250.

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

At first, I thought distance learning was going to be an overwhelming challenge, but over time I have come to realize that it is almost the same as attending the classes in person as it was very interactive. It was particularly convenient in the situation of a global pandemic and time-saving for a person who is maintaining a full-time job as well.

Chantal Touma

Legal Adviser at the ICRC Legal Department in Damascus