Master of Arts in Law

Tallinn University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Arts in Law

Tallinn University of Technology


  • Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Law (MA)
  • Workload: 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of places available: 20
  • Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences with at least 30 ECTS in Law courses

The Master's programme in Law is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as giving detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law; Law and Technology. The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas.

The faculty – Tallinn Law School (TLS) members, who come from Estonia, Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia, Australia, India, the UK and the USA, include highly qualified legal academics and well-respected legal practitioners from international law firms (Tark, Grunte and Sutkiene, Glimstedt, MAQS, etc.), public officials, public prosecutors, trial lawyers and judges.

Key features

  • Specialisations in: 1) European Union and international law 2) Law and Technology
  • Student exchange with top European universities (e.g., Maastricht University, Turku University, etc.) and international summer schools
  • Participation in international moot court competitions, research projects and different networks (e.g., European Law Faculties Association, International Association of Law Schools, etc.)
  • Internationally recognised lecturers (professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, professor Tanel Kerikmäe, Associate Professor Lehte Roots, etc.) who received their doctoral degrees from Uppsala, Helsinki, Florence, Bremen and elsewhere

Future career options

Taught by the Law School’s international faculty, graduates of Tallinn Law School have excellent career prospects in the public and private sectors, at international organisations and European institutions, such as the European Commission, ministries and regulators, patent offices or as corporate lawyers in the rapidly growing high-technology field.

Programme specific requirements

Motivation letter/ personal statement

For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted.

Please include following:

  • previous experience and being familiar with the field of law in practice or in theory, work experience (0-2 points);
  • interest in the special field or area of law, a vision of the professional career after completing the curriculum (0-2 points);
  • ideas for future research in the field (0-2 points);
  • understanding the interaction of legal science with other disciplines (0-2 points);
  • grammatically fluent and correct (English) (0-2 points).

Grading scale: 0-10 points.
Positive scale: 5-10 points.
The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition.

PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification.

General admission requirements please visit the Admissions section.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 4, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
2 years
Full time
3,300 EUR
Apr. 14, 2017
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Estonia Tallinn
Application deadline Apr. 14, 2017
End date June 1, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 3,300 EUR
1 full tuition fee waiver scholarship available!