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.
study programme title in Engl.
Language of instruction
en: Ärindus, haldus ja õigus
Study programme subgroup
Nominal study period (in semesters)
Bachelor´s degree in Law; or a BA degree in other specialities of social sciences, show more...
business and administration, provided the prerequisite compulsory TLU Law BA module has been completed.
The applicants who have completed Bachelor´ curriculum in speciality other than Law are admitted in condition that they have completed the prerequisite compulsory courses (min 36 ECTS from TLU BA Law programme) before their applying. A list of compulsory courses for each academic year is available on TLU homepage. The courses can be passed via TLU Open Academy (fee required) or via recognition of prior learning process based on the regulatory process of TLU.
Only applicants who have certified the pass of the compulsory orerequisite courses are allowed to the admission exam.
Admission examination consists of a written test (the multiple choice test contains questions based on the mandatory course of Bachelor´s studies in Law) and interview (conducted on the basis of the draft plan of the applicant´s Master´s thesis (2-4 pp.).
If possible, candiates should bring along their Bachelor's thesis.
The draft plan of the Master's thesis needs to be uploaded, along with the application documents, into SAIS.
Study programme aims and objectives
- to create skills to apply international-, European Union- and internal law in their joint effect, show more...
to understand legal problems and analyse them from the aspect of different spheres of social life;
- to create conditions for acquiring systematic and broad-based knowledge in the concepts-, theories-, development trends of law and their application in the sphere of international- and the European Union law;
- to create skills to assess critically his/her activities in solving legal problems, to give reasoned opinions in issues of the field of law and act professionally and ethically in complicated situations;
- to create preconditions for developing the required competences for working in the field of international- and European Union law, to support formation of skills and competence for working a manager and a specialist on the posts requiring deepen knowledge and strategic treatment;
- to form skills for competent communication of knowledge by teaching, supervising, etc.;
- to create preconditions to continue in Doctoral studies;
- to create conditions for formation of readiness to participate actively in civil society, for tolerant attitude to diversity of values and approaches.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- has systematic and broad-based knowledge in the legal concepts, contemporary theories, development trends and topical problems, research methods and their usage show more...
- has acquired deepen knowledge and skills to use it in some narrow sphere of law
- is able to apply internal law, the European Union law and international law in their joint effect, understands legal problems and can analyse them from the aspect of various spheres of social life
- can recognise independently professional problems and research issues, formulate and solve them within the scheduled time and in conditions of restricted information using the appropriate methods and knowledge of different spheres
- has acquired skills for finding information, properly and critically use it, share his/her knowledge by teaching, instructing, consulting and informing; can provide legal assessments and opinions orally or in written in English language and is able to participate in professional argumentations and disputes
- proceeds from readiness to participate actively in social life and teamwork, from tolerance and openness to communicate with different target groups and is able to make professional decisions in complicated situations requiring strategic approach
- values the ethics of a lawyer; proceeds from the tendency to life-long learning, e.g. readiness for continuous professional, working and social self improvement
In order to graduate, the student shall complete the study programme in the given volume, show more...
which includes passing all compulsory courses and compiling and defending the Master’s thesis. Students who have not graduated from upper secondary schools where Estonian is the language of instruction, or who have graduated from schools where Estonian is only partly the language of instruction, are required to have Estonian language proficiency at C1 level.
As an additional requirement for students who have been admitted until 2015/2016, the foreign language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages shall correspond to B2 level, in case of students of distant and cyclical learning to B1 level, and their computer skills shall be sufficient for university studies. Since the admission of year 2016 students are required to pass during the studies at least one course which uses a foreign language as the language of instruction.
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits