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MAInternational 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.
Further information: www.ut.ee/application-fee

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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.

Programme structure

Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Studies commence
2 Sept 2024