Master of Arts in Law: International Law and Human Rights

The School of Law at the University of Tartu offers a master’s program in International Law and Human Rights with provides a comprehensive knowledge of regulations, principles, subjects and practice in the area of international law and human rights. The goal of the program is to provide a comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights through historical experience and geographical position since Estonia is located ‘’where the West and the East meet’’.

During the program, students are provided with an opportunity got gain a strong ground knowledge in both fields, and afterwards they can expand their knowledge in specific fields through various elective courses, depending on their interests and needs. Undertaking a practice is a compulsory component of the program since it gives an opportunity to students to apply their knowledge to different practical contexts and develop their skills in professional environment. This is a valuable component since studies take place in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, where many important state institutions and international organizations are located. Furthermore, students can participate in Martens Summer School on International law which takes place in the city of Parnu in Estonia.

After completing the program, graduates are well prepared to work and have a competitive advantage to work for international organizations, as well as private and public agencies. Since international law and human rights are global, the graduates are well prepared to launch their careers anywhere in the world.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification including at least 60 ECTS (one year) of law courses)
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • Motivation letter

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