24 months
15000 EUR/year
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In this Master’s in Global Governance Law programme at University of Helsinki you develop the skills to understand and deal with the challenges of globalising law.

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Legal globalisation engenders processes by which different bodies of law become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, thereby crossing traditional borders. Lawyers are now required to grapple with national, international, European, and transnational laws when they apply norms.

Teaching of the Global Governance Law programme from University of Helsinki is research-based. Accordingly, teachers of the Programme are distinguished scholars, at the forefront of their research fields, and committed to the personal and professional development of students. Many of the teachers in the programme invoke methods that enrich their research with a critical, comparative, empirical or multidisciplinary approach.

In the GGL programme you will be able to:

  • Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of global governance law and basic knowledge of the relevant key fields of law, such as legal theory and history relating to your field of study, European Union law, various aspects of public international law and specific fields of global governance law such as finance and the environment.
  • Specialise in Russian law, Chinese law or engage in interdisciplinary studies in Global Politics and Communication
  • Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills
  • Develop research skills and legal knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme
  • Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world.

Career prospects

Upon graduation you will become an internationally oriented professional who is well-qualified for careers in international organisations, legal practice (such as law firms and corporate legal departments), various expert positions in public sector as well as legal academia both in Finland and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Russian legal system and governance
  • Human Rights, Global and Regional Challenges
  • Russian Business and Company Law: Governing Economics
  • Justice, Law and Society in Russia
  • Chinese legal system: history and presence
  • Business and Company law: Governing finance and the economy
  • China in international organisations – transnational governance
  • Corporate social responsibility and fundamental labour rights in China

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period is 1.12. - 4.1.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed or will complete by 31 August a first-cycle degree or a second-cycle degree (degrees from universities of applied sciences included) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 15 January.
  • You have sufficient proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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