Exposure to Practical Work

Our three master's programmes provide a solid foundation for careers in the humanitarian and human rights fields with international organizations, NGOs, international courts and tribunals, governments and academic institutions.

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Combining High Academic Standards with Real-World Practice

Our two full-time degrees – the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM), and the Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) – offer a unique combination of high-level academic education and real-world practice.

Internships, Moot Courts and Public Pleadings

Via internships, participation in moot courts, public pleadings, extracurricular activities or the study trip, students gather first-hand experience and practical knowledge. These facilitate their integration into the professional world.

Career Opportunities

Our objective is to produce graduates who will be leaders in the humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice fields.

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Career Advice

During the year, our students benefit from the Career Services of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Our LLM students have the opportunity to acquire first-hand professional experience via internships with Geneva-based humanitarian and human rights actors

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Practical Work

The Master in Transitional Justice combines high-level academic education with real-world practice, allowing students to develop the transferable skills necessary to succeed in the professional world.

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During my LLM programme at the Geneva Academy, I had the opportunity to intern at the International Service for Human Rights, a Geneva based NGO working on the protection of human rights defenders worldwide and on strengthening the United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms. As such, I had the occasion to support the work of the UN Treaty Bodies Advocacy Unit which gave me an insight of the work of the role and impact of the civil society at the UN, and a comprehensive understanding of the human rights mechanisms in practice at the heart of International Geneva.

Namindranasoa Ny Haja

Associate Expert in Human Rights, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)