Master of Arts in Law: International Law and Human Rights

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University University of Tartu
Degree type Master
Academic title MA Master of Arts
Location Estonia
Pace Full-time
Duration 2 years
Type On-campus
Tuition fees EUR 3.800 per year
Scholarships Not available
Application period 2 January – 15 March 2022
Language English

The School of Law at the University of Tartu offers a master’s program in International Law and Human Rights which provides comprehensive knowledge of regulations, principles, subjects 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 leveraging the geographical position of Estonia that is located ‘’where the West and the East meet’’.

During the program, students are provided with the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in both fields. Afterwards they can specialize in specific fields through various elective courses and depending on their interests. Practice is a compulsory component of the program and gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to different contexts and develop their skills in a professional environment. Studies take place in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, where many important institutions and international organizations are located. Furthermore, students can participate in Martens Summer School on International law.

After completing the program, graduates are well prepared to work for international organizations, as well as private and public agencies.

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