Master in International and European Law Vilnius University
- The faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Lithuania.
- A program designed for the most relevant and up-to-date courses in three different tracks (International and Human Rights; Tech Law; Business Law).
- Students are entitled to participate in international conferences and other academic events.
- Outstanding professors from all over Europe.
The purpose of the study program is to train legal experts and legal service professionals with comprehensive and profound knowledge about international, international-regional, and European legal norms that influence the most important areas of national legal systems, as well as the development, interpretation, and application practice of these legal norms; abilities to identify, analyze and solve complex problems related to law-making and legal application in the contexts of international and European law; abilities to apply the acquired knowledge in professional practice in an innovative and integral way in order to settle disputes and legal conflicts that arise in an international environment; critical approach and skills to carry out independent research and provide suggestions based on scientific analysis.
The program lasts three semesters (1.5 years, 90 ECTS). At the beginning of the studies, each student chooses the track he or she is interested in three options:
- International Law and Human Rights
- Tech Law
- Business Law
Students study two general compulsory courses (20 ECTS) that represent the core of the program, as well as four compulsory courses (20 ECTS) in the selected track of interest. The remaining credits (20 ECTS) are allocated for the student’s free choice. These optional courses (4 electives) provide an opportunity to design individual studies’ profiles within the areas of students’ concerns and needs and to pursue personal education agenda. Each course includes lectures as well as practical instruction time (seminars, workshops, moot activities, etc.). Like all masters, this study program is concluded by the preparation of a Master Thesis (30 ECTS) on a scientifically and/or practically relevant topic.
Students can participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program which gives an opportunity to do internships abroad.
The qualification enables graduates to be legal experts (advisers) to both public and private entities, engage themselves as problem analysts or researchers in academic institutions as well as work in all major legal professions in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and companies. The possibility of holding an office in regulated professions (judges, solicitors, prosecutors, civil servants, etc.) will depend on qualification requirements applicable in a particular country and the recognition of foreign studies.
Graduates of the program will be able to pursue an academic career in Lithuania and abroad in continuing their postgraduate studies in the Ph.D. program in social sciences.