|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences)|
|Course code||84368, HAJB|
|Tuition fee||€3,800 per year
You can see available scholarship options here: www.taltech.ee/scholarships
|Application fee||€100 one-time
The application fee is 100 EUR per applicant, which enables to apply for 2 programmes. The application fee is non-refundable!
More information here: www.taltech.ee/apply
Secondary school diploma or equivalent
In order to qualify for the studies at Tallinn University of Technology, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA.
For detailed information about requested documents and suitable qualifications, please take a look at country specific requirements.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
It is required to upload the official translations along with the original education documents to the online application system.
Finnish secondary education diplomas are accepted in the original language.
To apply for the studies, an adequate proof of English language proficiency must be presented. Accepted certificates and required results are specified on our homepage.
The English language certificate should be valid at the moment of submitting the application.
The proof of English may only be waived if a candidate has finished International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) programme or completed secondary or higher education taught fully in English in one of the following countries: EU/EEA member states, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom. If you have completed studies in English but not on-site in the country named above, we ask you to present an internationally recognised test.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.
Please include the following (max 300 words per question):
It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.
OUR LAW PROGRAMME:
- provides a thorough understanding of the mechanisms and systems of national and international law, enabling you upon graduation to navigate autonomously through the types of legal matters you will later focus on in your work;
- offers learning in a multi-cultural environment that is guided by highly qualified academics with PhDs and experienced professionals from all around the world;
- provides a firm foundation upon which to continue studies in any kind of master’s programme in law, especially in programmes taught in English and specialising in technology law or business law;
- makes studies informative and engaging thanks to small class sizes, hybrid-learning availability and participation in moot court competitions.
The programme is a classical law programme teaching the basics of law and covering legal theory, private law, public law, and with a specialisation in EU law and international law. Based on personal interests, you can choose between many optional courses. Traditional branches of law like constitutional law, contract law, property law, criminal law, etc., are taught by comparative analysis of different states’ law s, with a strong emphasis on law and technology and law and business. At the end of the programme, you must successfully defend your final thesis. The programme also entails an internship, and you can participate in international moot court competitions. Upon graduation, you will be granted a Bachelor’s degree in law with a specialisation in EU and international law.
The programme prepares professional and high-skilled specialists in EU and international law who will be able to identify, analyse and resolve problems arising in EU and international legal regulation, and give motivated, logical and legally grounded arguments and solutions to these problems. All our courses have a strong emphasis on law and technology and law and business.
CURRICULUM OUTLINE (180 ECT CREDITS):
- General Studies (21 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Sustainable Development and Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection, IT foundations I and II, Statistics and Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
- EU and International Law (18 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as EU Law, Comparative Private Law and International Private Law, Public International Law.
- Basic Law Subjects (33 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law, Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Legal Syllogism and the General Part of Civil Law Systems, Introduction to Property Law and Intellectual Property Law, Foundations of European Contract Law.
- Legal Theory and Methods (12 ECT credits) – covers compulsory courses such as Foundations of Law and Legal Theory, Legal Research, Argumentation and Writing.
- Specific Courses of EU and International Law (30 ECT credits) – Data Protection Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, EU Internal Market and Competition Law, International Competition Law and Cyber Conflicts.
- Practical Law (6 ECT credits) – either Legal Internship or Moot Court participation.
- Optional Courses (42 ECT credits) – such as c, Legal Toolkit for Start-ups, Basics of Technology Law, Contract Negotiating and Drafting, Rights, Obligations and Liability of Actors on the Internet and Consumer Protection Law etc.
- Free electives (6 ECT credits) – students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered at the university.
- Graduation thesis (12 ECT credits) – individual legal research on the topic chosen by a student.
After graduating you will be a high-skilled specialist with a thorough understanding of the mechanisms and systems of national and international law, enabling you to navigate autonomously through those legal matters you will later focus on in your work.
The programme provides a firm foundation to continue studies in any kind of master ’s programme in law, especially in programmes taught in English and specialising in technology law or business law.
Our graduates can work in EU and international organisations and institutions, international companies and different law offices.