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International Law and Human Rights


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International Law and Human Rights at University of Tartu

Why study international law and human rights at the University of Tartu?
 

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS, THE rankings).
     
  • Students are given strong ground knowledge in international law and human rights, and then they can expand their knowledge in specific areas, depending on their needs and interests, by taking various elective courses.
     
  • The programme provides a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position.
     
  • Internship is a compulsory component of the programme.
     
  • The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632.
     
  • UT alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia.
     
  • Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located, allowing us to incorporate their representatives and experience to the teaching process and to find internship places with them.
     
  • Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law, which addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers.

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International Law and Human Rights at University of Tartu: Course Content

General Courses (48 ECTS)

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • History and Theory of International Law
  • International Settlement of Disputes
  • Law of International Institutions
  • Law and Practice of the United Nations
  • International Relations
  • Research Skills and Academic Writing

 

Elective Courses (30 ECTS)

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • International Trade Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Russian Approaches to International Law and Human Rights
  • Use of Armed Force in International Law
  • Cyberspace, Technology and International Law
  • International Protection of Intellectual Property
  • European Union Law
  • Private International Law and International Civil Procedure
  • Comparative Human Rights Law
  • History, Culture and Society of Estonia

 

Optional Courses (6 ECTS)Practice (6 ECTS)

  • International Law Practice
  • Human Rights Practice
  • Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

Audience
Students with a bachelor's degree (incl. min 60 ECTS of law courses)Graduates can work for international organisations as well as public and private sector and are prepared to start their career anywhere in the world.


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International Law and Human Rights at University of Tartu: Career

Graduates have a competitive advantage in applying to and are well-prepared to work for international organisations as well as public and private sector. As international law and human rights are global, the graduates are prepared to start their career potentially anywhere in the world. The increasing globalisation, the importance of international legal regulations, and the role and proliferation of international organisations provide new opportunities for people with the specialised knowledge and skills in international law and human rights.


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International Law and Human Rights at University of Tartu: Admission

Application deadline: March 15.


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Institution

University of Tartu


Location: School of Law Kaarli pst 3
10119 Tallinn
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Tallinn
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Tallinn

Field of study

Law, Social Sciences

Degree

Master of Arts Law

Language

English

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2420 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 2420 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Tallinn

Field of study

Law, Social Sciences

Degree

Master of Arts Law

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2420 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 2420 EUR / year

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