LL.Ms in Finland

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LLM

An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

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Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in Finland 2017. Degree awarded: Politices Magister - Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: hrm-coordinator@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/en/humanrightsmaster This two-year programme is designed to prepare its graduates for challenging human rights careers in international and non-governmental organisations and public administration. The programme consists of the following modules: Compulsory human rights law courses (85 credits), including a research seminar and a Master's thesis in international human rights law Optional courses (35 credits), which may include courses offered by the universities in Åbo within Turku Law School Students who have successfully completed the full-time study programme will be awarded a Master of Social Sciences degree (Politices magister). Study Environment The Department of Law is closely linked with the Institute for Human Rights which is a renowned unit at Åbo Akademi University. Admission Requirements The programme is open to all applicants holding a Bachelor's degree in law or another Bachelor's degree with at least 45 ECTS in law or other subjects relevant to the legal protection of human rights. The applicants should be familiar with the basics of public international law and/or constitutional law. An applicant whose Bachelor's degree diploma does not contain an evaluation of the academic merits of her/his Bachelor's thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay) should supplement her/his application with a letter where the supervisor of the Bachelor's thesis evaluates the academic merits of the thesis, i.e., grades it. In case the applicants Bachelor's degree does not include a thesis (or another equivalent academic research essay), the applicant should include a recommendation letter in which a representative from the University states the academic writing abilities of the applicant. In the statement of purpose (motivation letter) the applicant should pay attention to her/his reasons for applying to the programme. Eligible applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic merits in relevant subjects (transcript of records including the evaluation of the bachelor's thesis/academic paper) and their motivation. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. An applicants who have completed his/her bachelor's degree in English and is recommended by the Faculty of Law at any of the programme's cooperation universities (i.e. Addis Ababa University, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape) where the teaching language is English can be considered for the programme without submitting any of the required English language tests that Åbo Akademi University otherwise requires. The recommendation letter should also include an assessment on the applicant's skills in the English language. No entrance examination. Admission granted on basis of the application. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and the Master’s thesis). However, you can also study in other languages, and for example include a semester abroad or law courses taught in Finnish or Swedish. Pro­gramme con­tents The MDP in International Business Law offers you the possibility to learn more about business related subjects such as contract and consumer law, commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) and commercial dispute resolution from an international point of view. In the IBL programme you will learn by participating in lecture courses and case study courses as well as by writing seminar papers, presenting your work and completing a research seminar while writing your Master’s thesis. Depending on the courses you take, you will either be studying more independently or you will be involved in group work. In addition to regular courses and seminars, you have the possibility to participate in Moot Court Competition or Helsinki Law Clinic courses to gain practical experience, network and meet potential employers. We encourage you to seize career opportunities already during your studies. Especially during your second year the year-long research seminar is conducted in such a way that you can work or do an internship during the semesters. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor One of the cornerstones of the MDP in International Business Law is its versatility: in addition to all essential fields of business law we offer an extensive selection of other law courses. You can choose to broaden or deepen your expertise in international business law - or both. You don’t choose any major or specialisation as such, but you are free to focus on the topics that you are most interested in by selecting your optional studies from the large variety of courses offered by the Faculty of Law or other Helsinki University departments. You will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge especially in Contract and consumer law Commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) Commercial dispute resolution (especially international arbitration) In addition to the core IBL courses you can focus on topics such as European law, international tax law, trade and transport law, and Russian/Chinese business law. You can also attain a more multidisciplinary degree by taking courses from other faculties or universities. Pro­gramme struc­ture The scope of the master´s programme is 120 credits (ECTS) to be completed in two academic years. The programme comprises compulsory and optional studies, seminars and research work including a Master’s thesis. In the first year you will concentrate on compulsory and optional studies, and in the second year you will write your thesis and take more optional studies. You can also include an internship and a student exchange period as part of your degree. Thesis During the second year you will write a master´s thesis (30 credits), an independent research project. Your research and writing will be supported by regular research seminar meetings. You will agree on the topic of your thesis with your thesis supervisor. To support your individual career interests, you are free to choose any business law oriented thesis topic, as long as it is approved by your thesis supervisor. The research seminar in International Business Law is a year-long project during which you will participate in seminar meetings once a month, complete seminar assignments, present your papers, discuss the papers, take a seminar exam, write your Master’s thesis and present the findings in front of the class. During the research seminar you will get regular feedback about your work from your supervisor and fellow students. Upon completing the research seminar, you will have advanced academic argumentation and writing skills as well as thorough understanding of your thesis topic. Ca­reer pro­spects Upon graduation you will be an internationally oriented business law professional who is well-qualified for careers in legal practice (such as law firms and corporate legal departments) as well as legal academia. You will have diverse career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. In Finland, for example, law firms have started to recruit students who have completed the MDP in International Business Law. In general, the employment situation for lawyers – especially in the field of business law – is very good. Com­pet­ence In the programme you will complete the degree ofMaster of International and Comparative Law (MICL) (kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri in Finnish). In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion At the UH Faculty of Law you will take part in an international and multicultural learning environment with students and staff from all over the world. You will also have the possibility to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student in one of Faculty’s numerous partner universities or include a traineeship abroad as part of your study programme. Net­work­ing All courses included in the MDP in International Business Law are provided by the Helsinki University Faculty of Law. You also be able to earn credits from courses in other institutions, such as other law faculties. The main participants in the programme are Finnish law firms, which are also potential employers. For example, you can take part in one of the thesis programmes provided by some of the larger law firms. Re­search fo­cus Focus areas of Faculty´s research: Theoretical, social and cultural foundations of law Law in a European and global environment Welfare and the rule of law Economy, property rights and justice Law, technology, human beings and the environment [-]

Master in Environmental Policy and Law

University of Eastern Finland Law School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Joensuu

The Master's Degree Program Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's Degree programme with two alternative majors: 1) natural resource governance, and 2) environmental and climate change law. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in Finland 2017. The Master's Degree Programme Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's degree programme that combines high level teaching with vocationally-oriented educational objectives. The programme provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessments for climate change and sustainable management of natural resources. The programme is based on two alternative majors: Natural Resources Governance and Environmental and Climate Change Law. All students are required to take courses in Natural Resources Governance, Environmental Law and Policy, and in Climate Change Law and Policy before selecting their major. Who we are? The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change is a joint Master's degree programme organized between two disciplines; environmental law and environmental policy. The Master's degree programme is fully administrated through the UEF Law School, although the environmental policy major is based at the UEF Department of Geographical and Historical Studies. In addition, the programme is part of the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), established in 2013. UEF Law School is the leading Finnish research institution in the area of natural resources, climate change, energy and environmental law. The CCEEL brings together a range of activities from UEF Law School and provides a common platform for discussion, research and education. The programme also benefits from the research and education network of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY) operating at the UEF, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics and policy, sociology, education, and tourism studies. The LYY network brings together the expertise of researchers from a variety of traditional and new fields of study to craft socio-cultural scrutiny of the environment and the use of its resources, with the results then offered to the world. The Institute's researcher network includes over 100 researchers and postgraduate students, as well as 12 professors, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics, and policy, sociology, education and tourism studies. Admission Requirements 2016-2017 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree in an appropriate field 2. Proof of English language proficiency 3. Letter of motivation in English 4. Letter of recommendation in English 5. Essay in English 6. Copy of passport photo page The subsequent criterion for the programme is: 7. Interview More information: http://www.uef.fi/en/envlawandpolicy/admission-requirements [-]

MSc in Intellectual Property Law

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The two-year, full-time Master’s degree programme in Intellectual Property Law combines legal and business knowledge, providing you with the tool's for today's complex market place. [+]

The MSc in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. It ensures you a solid expertise in both areas and an exceptional understanding of today’s markets. The programme is delivered in close cooperation with industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law.

Our graduates are equipped with

» comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual property laws in Europe

» competences in and knowledge of intellectual property rights in a business setting

» the required skills, such as research and analytical skills, communication skills as well as independent critical thinking in intellectual property matters... [-]