Students can obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. All 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 aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet.
Graduates of the International Law and Human Rights at University of Tartu have a competitive advantage in applying to and are well-prepared to work for international organisations as well as public and private sector. As international law and human rights are global, the graduates are prepared to start their career potentially anywhere in the world. The increasing globalisation, the importance of international legal regulations, and the role and proliferation of international organisations provide new opportunities for people with the specialised knowledge and skills in international law and human rights.
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Programme StructureGeneral Courses
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- 15 May for non-EU applicants
- 30 June for EU/EEA/Swiss/UK applicants
DisciplinesInternational Law Public Law Legal Studies View 3 other Masters in Legal Studies in Estonia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July), including at least 60 ECTS (one year) of law courses
- English language proficiency
- the score of the motivation letter (yields 25% of the final score)
- admission interview (yields 50% of the final score)
- average grade of the previous study level (yields 25% of the final score)
International3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3800 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Tallinn
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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