Study programme code
Head of study programme
MER study programme code
Study programme version code
School / college
YK - School of Governance, Law and Society
Study programme title in Est.
Inimõigused digitaalses ühiskonnas
study programme title in Engl.
Human Rights in the Digital Society
Language of instruction
en: Ärindus, haldus ja õigus
Study programme subgroup
Nominal study period (in semesters)
Bachelor´s Degree, Diploma of Professional Higher Education or a corresponding qualification in social sciences.
International applicants to whom English is not a native language are required to provide a proof of their English language proficiency in at least level B2. Exceptions are made only for applicants who have completed their previous studies fully in English.
Study programme aims and objectives
- To support the development of academic excellence, competence and critical thinking in the fields of study, show more...
which are human rights (including new human rights and protecting human rights in a new context) and problems connected to the digital society;
- To create the pre-requisites for acquiring the competence for working in positions that require the knowledge of the fields of study;
- To create the pre-requisites for developing a wide range of knowledge of skills that makes it possible to specialise in human rights in doctoral studies or towards a career in other academic fields;
- To help develop the skills needed for research and implementing research in the fields of the programme.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- knows core concepts of international law, human rights, and show more...
legal issues of the digital era and understands the relevant theoretical bases and the workings of different levels and parts;
- is able to successfully read and analyse academic texts, knows literature in the field of human rights and knows how to find the necessary materials
- is able to independently locate and limit problems and systematise the analytical methods that are necessary
- is able to collect and systematise empirical data in order to solve research problems; and is able to independently prepare and carry out small-scale scientific and other research in the fields of international law and human rights
- has competence in working in different positions requiring knowledge of human rights and is able to continue their studies in doctoral programs in Europe
In order to graduate, the student must complete the study programme in the given volume, show more...
which includes passing all compulsory courses and writing and defending the Master’s thesis.
International students matriculated since Academic Year 2020/2021 must receive a positive result for course EKY6109.HT Estonian A1 and Estonian culture in order to fulfill the graduation requirements. The International student is a student without Estonian citizenship, long-term residence permit or permanent right of residence.
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits