|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||1 year (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Law (Information Technology Law))|
|Tuition fee||€3,800 per year
There are 6 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants (regardless of citizenship) in 2021.
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee.
NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.
|Application fee||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification of 240 ECTS in Law (must be obtained by the end of July). Applicants with three year bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS) must have a master´s degree in Law to qualify. For country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to also check further information and our step-by-step application guide at oigus.ut.ee/information-technology-law.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our 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.
The motivation letter (in English, 4500-5000 characters with spaces) is used to evaluate the applicant’s motivation to study IT law. With this in mind, please address the following questions in the letter:
Also, we strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with the contents of the IT Law programme before writing the letter of motivation.
The letter will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants who received a positive score (at least 51 points out of 100) for the motivation letter will be invited to take part in the admission interview.
The interview is designed to determine the applicant’s readiness for continuous learning, professional development, and aptitude to work in the field of IT law.
The applicant will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Acquaintance with the field of IT law
The duration of the interview is 20 minutes and it is conducted in English either via Skype or in person. The interviews will be scheduled in cooperation with qualifying candidates when the the letters of motivation have been evaluated.
NB! For further information on the motivation letter and interview please see oigus.ut.ee/motivation-letter-and-admission-interview.
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.