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Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Business and Governance Estonia, Akadeemia tee 3, Tallinn, 12618
Tuition fee €3,100 per year

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100 one-time

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The time of “universal lawyers” who can give general advice on several different matters has passed. Focusing on one field and mastering it is what gives the advantage for success.

In TalTech’s Department of Law, you can acquire your Bachelor’s degree in EU and international law as well as in international relations. You can also take various electives and free courses from other curricula – these will prepare you for acquiring your Master’s degree. Find out more about what the TalTech field of Law has to offer!

Programme structure

TalTech trains lawyers of a new generation who are familiar with the customs and practices of both the Estonian and European judicial area. In your Bachelor’s studies, you can choose specialising in EU and International Law as well as International Relations.

In the field of EU and International Law, you will acquire the basic knowledge of the main fields of law in the context of the European cultural space and the European Union. You will get to know the specifics of the common and civil law and their relation to each other.

In the field of International Relations, you will acquire the basic knowledge of politics, international communication and the functioning of the most important international organisations necessary to understand cross-border relations. Acquiring the basic judicial knowledge is also essential.


EU and International Law

European Union Law
Public International Law
Private International Law
International Humanitarian Law
EU Competition Law and Policy
International Tax Law
Human Rights Law

International Relations

Public International Law
Private International Law
International Humanitarian Law
Introduction to Political Science
EU and International Organisations
International Political Economy
Contemporary International Relations

The 3 year (180 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

Specialisation in European Union and International Law

General studies (21 ECTS)
Core studies:
- Legal Theory and Methods (21 ECTS)
- Public, Private and EU Law (36 ECTS)
- EU and International Law (30 ECTS)
Special studies:
- Practical Law (6 ECTS)
- Specific Courses of EU and International Law (21 ECTS)
Optional Courses (27 ECTS)
Free electives (6 ECTS)
Graduation thesis (12 ECTS)

Specialisation in International Relations

General studies (21 ECTS)
Core studies:
- EU and International Law (30 ECTS)
- Public, Private and EU Law (24 ECTS)
- Legal Theory and Methods (15 ECTS)
- International Policy (21 ECTS)
- Optional courses (15 ECTS)
Special studies:
- Internship (6 ECTS)
- International Relations (15 ECTS)
Optional courses (15 ECTS)
Free electives (6 ECTS)
Graduation thesis (12 ECTS)

Career opportunities

Career prospects

The globalised world expects lawyers to know the laws of other countries and to have the skill of finding the best solution for cross-border disputes. You can safely say that a lawyer who wishes to succeed nowadays must definitely know international law.

The demand for lawyers specialising in technology law is also increasing. The digital and technological world is developing at a rapid pace and the regulation of information technology and intellectual property is becoming increasingly more important. Knowing international law creates a strong base on which to study technology and law.

Who will you become after graduation?

Upon obtaining your Bachelor’s degree, you will acquire the most important basic judicial knowledge. This will allow you to work at an international company or as a lawyer at a law office.

  • In international relations, you will acquire the skills to evaluate the effect of international relations on the contemporary society in addition to basic judicial knowledge. This creates a good basis for working in a diplomatic position, as a coordinator of EU and external relations in a state office or in the field of international entrepreneurship.

As a holder of a Bachelor’s degree, there are still certain legal decisions you cannot make. Therefore, we recommend you continue your studies at the Master’s level, as that will grant you a higher professional qualification as well as broader and more interesting job opportunities. With a Master’s degree, you can work as a lawyer, prosecutor or judge, be a diplomat or a coordinator of external relations at an Estonian administrative agency or in international entrepreneurship.

  • In the Master’s programmes of TalTech, you can specialise in Law and Technology, EU and International Law or International Relations.
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Dec 1, 2019
Application deadline
Apr 1, 2020 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Aug 31, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States