MAInternational Law and Human Rights
|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Master of Arts in Law (International Law and Human Rights))|
|Tuition fee||€4,200 per year
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee/tuition.
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||€100 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July), including at least 60 ECTS of law courses. 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 www.ut.ee/ilhr
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.
Please upload the final version of the motivation letter before submitting the application. It can not be edited after the application is submitted.
Please write a brief motivation letter (in English, 5000-7000 characters with spaces) based on the following points:
- How is your previous education and/or work experience linked to the topics covered in the master’s programme of International Law and Human Rights?
Applicants who received a positive score (at least 51 points) for the motivation letter will be invited to take part in 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 International Law and Human Rights. The duration of the interview is 20 minutes and it is conducted in English via Internet. The interviews take place in April and exact times will be scheduled in cooperation with qualifying candidates once the motivation letters have been evaluated.
Further information on the motivation letter and interview is available at www.ut.ee/ilhr
International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master’s programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights.
Studies take place in Tallinn, Estonia.
Why study International Law and Human Rights?
• Studies take place in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Representatives from various Tallinn-based global and state organisations participate in the teaching process.
• Graduates are well-prepared to work for international institutions such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, or numerous organisations in the private sector.
• An internship is a compulsory part of the programme, and you can also take part in the annual Martens Summer School on International Law.
• Alumni of UT School of Law form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all judges in Estonia.
Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System
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.