Why study international law and human rights at the University of Tartu ?
- The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS, THE rankings).
- Students are given strong ground knowledge in international law and human rights, and then they can expand their knowledge in specific areas, depending on their needs and interests, by taking various elective courses.
- The programme provides a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position.
- Internship is a compulsory component of the programme.
- The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632.
- UT alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia.
- Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located, allowing us to incorporate their representatives and experience to the teaching process and to find internship places with them.
- Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law, which addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers.
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Programme StructureGeneral Courses (48 ECTS)
- Public International Law
- Human Rights Law
- History and Theory of International Law
- International Settlement of Disputes
- Law of International Institutions
- Law and Practice of the United Nations
- International Relations
- Research Skills and Academic Writing
- International Criminal Law
- International Law of the Sea
- International Trade Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- Russian Approaches to International Law and Human Rights
- Use of Armed Force in International Law
- Cyberspace, Technology and International Law
- International Protection of Intellectual Property
- European Union Law
- Private International Law and International Civil Procedure
- Comparative Human Rights Law
- History, Culture and Society of Estonia
- International Law Practice
- Human Rights Practice
Students with a bachelor's degree (incl. min 60 ECTS of law courses)Graduates can work for international organisations as well as public and private sector and are prepared to start their career anywhere in the world.
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Public Law Legal Studies View 3 other Masters in Legal Studies in Estonia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education (180 ECTS), including at least 60 ECTS of law courses
- English language at a required level
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International3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
National3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Monthly stipends are available.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.