For students admitted before 2020:
Structure of the programme
|Autumn, 3rd. semester||PILTHESIS – Master thesis|
|Spring, 2nd. semester||Elective course||Elective course||Elective course|
|Autumn, 1st. semester||JUS5540 – Public International Law||Elective course||Elective course|
|10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits|
The programme encompasses 15 months, with two full semesters of lectures and tutorials (six courses in total), and the third semester devoted exclusively to the completion of a master thesis. Two courses and the thesis are mandatory.
You are supposed to complete 30 credits every semester, as shown in the table above.
Rules concerning postponed commencement, leave of absence, delay and progression of the student are are available here (in chapter 1).
The following course is mandatory:
Students should choose four elective course. Note that some courses are taught during spring term, others during autumn term. It is possible to take an elective course during the third term. If this is the case, students should start on the thesis writing in the beginning of the second semester.
First term/third term:
Recommended elective courses for the first or third term are listed below. These courses are taught every autumn term.
- HUMR5131 – Human Rights in History, Philosophy and Politics
- HUMR5140 – Human rights in international and national law
- HUMR5502 – Dealing with Diversity: Human Rights Approaches to Ethnic Conflict
- JUS5310 – EU Competition Law
- JUS5401 – Maritime Law - Contracts
- JUS5503 – Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism: Striking a Balance? (Every other autumn starting 2013)
- JUS5134 – The Right to Peace (Every other autumn starting 2012)
- JUS5520 – International Environmental Law
- JUS5660 – Intellectual Property Law in the Information Society (This course is discontinued. Students who wish to take this course have the last opportunity autumn 2019)
- JUS5730 – International Humanitarian Law (The Law of Armed Conflict)
- JUS5850 – International Trade Law (Every other autumn starting 2019)
- JUS5912 – Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy in International Law
Recommended elective courses for the second semester are listed below. These courses are taught every spring term.
- JUS5230 – International Commercial Law
- JUS5411 – Petroleum Law
- JUS5440 – EU Substantive Law
- JUS5530 – Refugee and Asylum Law
- JUS5560 – International Constitutional Law and Democracy
- JUS5570 – International Criminal Law
- JUS5630 – Privacy and Data Protection
- JUS5851 – International Investment Law
- JUS5910 – Women's Law and Human Rights
- JUS5911 – International Climate Change and Energy Law
- JUS5870 – European Labour Law (discontinued) (This course is discontinued. Students who wish to take this course have the last opportunity spring 2019.)
Additional courses (may be chosen as an elective course):
- HUMR5133 – Business and Human Rights
- HUMR5145 – Human Rights in Asia
- HUMR5702 – Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Theory and Practices
- JUS5040 – Moot Court
- JUS5240 – Comparative Private Law (This course is discontinued. Students who wish to take this course have the last opportunity autumn 2019)
- JUS5260 – English Law of Contract
- JUS5650 – Cybersecurity Regulation
- JUS5680 – Internet Governance
- JUS5690 – Robot Regulation
- KRIM4952 – A Criminology of Globalization
Third semester - master's thesis:
The thesis is the culmination of the student's master’s degree studies. The thesis represent the independent work of the student, and the topic is to be chosen in consultation with the academic staff. Students who select to specialise must write a thesis on a topic within the selected area.
A supervisor will be made available for each student.