|Nominal duration||1 year (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Law (Information Technology Law))|
For more information, see www.oi.ut.ee/en/admissions/ma-it-law-programme-details
|Application fee||€50.00 one-time
Further information: www.ut.ee/en/application-fee
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Four year bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (240 ECTS) in Law. Applicants with three year bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS) must have master´s degree in Law to qualify.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Please note that the documents are expected to be mailed to the University only by those receiving the admission offer (unless instructed otherwise by the admissions staff).
Address for sending the application documents:
All applicants must comply with the English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Estonian applicants should apply from February 1 until March 15 via SAIS.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please check the country-specific information to find out if there are additional requirements you need to meet: www.ut.ee/en/country-specific-requirements.
If admitted, you will most likely need to apply for visa/residence permit. Please find more information about the application process: www.ut.ee/en/welcome/non-eu-citizens-residence-permits-and-visas.
After a year, one leaves the programme with a Master of Arts in Law degree as well as both legal and technical skills perfect for performing interdisciplinary and comprehensive regulatory, analytical, and expert work in the fields of ICT and cyber security.
The 1-year MA programme in IT Law can be characterized by 5 features:
- Practical focus: we believe that a significant part of teaching in this programme should simulate real-life situations. Students gain access to 30 IT Law practitioners and IT specialists from around the world participating in the programme. As consultants, lecturers, or mentors, they synchronize the legal education with the technical developments in the ICT sector.
- Broad and comprehensive understanding of IT Law: we provide a systematic understanding of all major subfields of IT law as well as skills necessary for practicing in this area. Along with that, we create extensive links between technical, legal, and policy aspects of development and uses of ICTs, putting heavy emphasis on case studies, real-life exercises, trend assessments, and problem-solving.
- Technical skills: students will master a set of technical skills typically required in the ICT sector, e.g. elementary skills in programming, cryptography, database technology, and software engineering.
- Global careers: graduates will be ready to provide legal advice on ICT related matters across jurisdictions and work anywhere in the world. They will be able to perform interdisciplinary and comprehensive regulatory, analytical, and expert work in the field of IT Law, having all necessary skills to face the challenges posed by the extraterritoriality, novelty, and complexity of its problems.
- e-Estonia and cutting-edge developments in IT: Estonia is considered an international leader in the field of IT for its technological and legal solutions as well as population that is open to technological advancements: We provide access to its best practices and cutting-edge developments.
Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms.