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.
The program qualifies students for jobs both at national and international level, within the United Nations and its specialized agencies, in national diplomatic service as well as public administration and industry and commerce. Further, our students have been selected for internships at leading international institutions, such as the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Students may also be qualified to make a career within academia as doctoral students within in law of the sea or other research areas.
- General Law of the Sea
- Protection of the Marine Environment
- 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
National deadline includes applications from Norway or other Nordic countries.
DisciplinesInternational Law Public Law Legal Studies View 5 other Masters in Legal Studies in Norway
- Admission to the Master's programme in Law of the Sea requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in Law or equivalent qualification, such as three years duration in law or political science at university level.
- Applicants must enclose an essay of approximately 2 pages in English where they describe their background and motivation for taking this Master's degree. There are approximately 20 available places on the programme, where the best of applicants based on background, academic results and the motivational letter are admitted.
- You must also document knowledge of the fundamentals of international law and international politics.
- Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Norway, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia & New Zealand: An average grade of C is the minimum requirement. Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries:
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 18 months.
All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester to The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.
Living costs for Tromsø
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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