Taught course

Air and Space Law

Leiden University · Law

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the Air and Space Law advanced master’s programme, you should:

  • have completed a full law degree (offering access to legal practice) with sufficient knowledge of international law. Some prior knowledge of Air and Space Law is certainly an asset, but is not compulsory. In addition, candidates for the blended learning version of the Advanced Master’s programme must have at least five years of professional experience in the field of air and/or space activities, as the programme is specifically designed for experienced professionals;
  • demonstrate a sufficiently high performance in a general law programme, validated by grades on their university degree/transcript and accompanying grade criteria, and two letters of recommendation from current or previous professors and/or employers.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Which laws govern the commercial use of outer space? Are States responsible for mitigating space debris? Who is liable for accidents that happen onboard an the aircraft? Learn how to deal with questions like these from both an international and a European perspective.

The LL.M. programme Air and Space Law combines public air law, private air law and space law. It has a clearly defined European and international dimension, making it unique in the world. In this intensive one-year master’s programme, you will gain a solid legal foundation in this exciting field, learning from some of the foremost experts in academia and legal practice.

You will learn how to address a wide variety of issues that affect society, such as:

  • passenger safety
  • accident investigation
  • environmental protection
  • the use of drones
  • fair competition
  • sustainability of space activities
  • militarisation of outer space.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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