School of Law offers 2 master's programmes and PhD studies in English. We also have a number of options for non-degree studies.
Master's programme in Information Technology Law as well as continuing education programme are taught in Tartu. Master's programme in International Law and Human Rights is offered in our campus in Tallinn.
Doctoral studies in Law take place in Tartu in English and in Estonian. As some of the instruction is conducted in Estonian, learning Estonian during the programme is compulsory. Application date for PhD studies is June 1.
There are also multiple opportunities to come to study with us for a semester or two through exchange programmes. Exchange students (Erasmus, Nordplus, ISEP etc) can combine English-taught courses offered by the School of Law with courses offered by other institutes.
Why choose us?
Highly qualified academic staff: our academics are highly qualified experts who actively participate in shaping Estonia’s legal policy and development of legal thought;
History and traditions: School of Law is one of the four orginal faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated ever since 1632;
Successful alumni: our graduates are competitive in the job market home and abroad: 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia are our alumni;
International community with vibrant student life: University of Tartu has more than 1200 international students from over 90 countries and is known for its active student life;
Modern technology combined with case-based learning, legal traineeships and moot courts enriches the study experience at the School of Law.