The Master in Law of the Sea at UIT the Arctic University of Norway will through its courses and master's thesis give the students a broad introduction and knowledge of the Law of the Sea, including its development and the political and institutional aspects. Students at the programme are taught by legal experts from the Faculty of Law and JCLOS as well as other institutions, such as intergovernmental organizations, international tribunals, academics and practitioners. The teaching includes lectures, problem-based seminars, writing courses, moot-court experiences and excursions to relevant institutions, where in all activities students are active participants.
The programme is intensive with a structure of three semesters through one calendar year, starting in August. The autumn semester consists of two introductory courses on the Law of the Sea and the politics of the Law of the Sea. The spring semester focuses on more specific topics on the Arctic and protection of the Marine Environment. In the third semester students select their own topic for an individual research project, which is to be completed during the summer.
To achieve these objectives the candidates are to acquire and develop the following qualifications:
An LL.M. candidate in the law of the sea shall have:
- Advanced knowledge on the central subjects of the law of the sea;
- Specialized knowledge on other subjects of the law of the sea;
- Knowledge on scientific research methods.
More informationVisit official programme website
- General Law of the Sea
- Protection of the Marine Environment by International Law
- General Law of the Sea
- Law of the Sea and the Arctic
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Bachelor degree in law or political science + motivational letter
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
- semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR)
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