The Master’s Programme in Air and Space Law is a combination of public air law, private air law and space law, both from an international and European perspective. The programme which has been running since September 2000, and which was internationally accredited in 2007, is unique in the world. It has a clearly defined European dimension and, without neglecting academic levels, pays specific attention to professional applications, particularly through its internship requirements.
The courses in the programme are taught by the institute’s faculty, visiting professors from other countries and distinguished legal practitioners who are experts in specialised fields of air and space law. An intensive interaction between students and teachers is fostered, typically resulting in greater involvement on the side of the students and, consequently, better results.
The programme is available in the following versions:
1. Master’s of Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law: (full-time or part-time)
2. Master’s of Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law: Blended Learning (two years)
3. Modular: single courses
An important distinction of the programme is its proximity to relevant European and international organisations and institutions such as the EU, the International Court of Justice, the European Space Agency (ESA, ESTEC), Eurocontrol, the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and the UN COPUOS. From its network in these and in other specialised institutions, the Institute engages guest lecturers who are experienced professionals working in industry and government. Students also frequently visit European and international organisations and institutions with a view to closely following the work done there and expanding their own personal network. In addition, the members of the International Advisory Board, some of whom teach on the programme, will be of great help to build up an international air and space law network.