|2 years (120 ECTS)
|MA (Master of Arts in Law (International Law and Human Rights))
|€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 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 on 8 – 12 April, 2024 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.
Why study International Law and Human Rights?
- Studies take place in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. Besides our law school’s professors of international law and human rights, representatives from various branches of the Estonian government participate in the teaching process.
- Graduates are well-prepared to work for international or state institutions and organisations in the private sector or pursue a further academic career at the doctoral level.
- An internship is a compulsory part of the programme.
- International law has been taught at the University of Tartu since the 17th century. Many School of Law graduates have become outstanding international law scholars and practitioners.
- Students and alumni come from a diverse range of countries from all over the world.
Graduates gain a competitive advantage in applying to international organisations, as well as in both the public and private sectors, and are well-prepared to work in these diverse environments. Since international law and human rights are global disciplines, our graduates can start their careers anywhere in the world.
The increasing globalisation, the importance of international legal regulations, and the proliferation of international organisations open up new opportunities for individuals with specialised knowledge and skills in international law and human rights.
Click here to read more about how one of our current students is paving the way to a successful career by studying in Estonia.