International and European Law

Vilnius University
1.5 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Vilnius University

About this program

International and European Law

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 innovatively and integrally 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.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws or an equivalent qualification of a jurist from institutions of higher education.
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe), proof of proficiency in English: IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 65+; The requirement does not apply to those who have graduated from the studies delivered in English or if it is a native language of a candidate.

For more information please visit the university website.

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Program content

1 semester

  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Global Law and Legal Ethics
  • Human Rights in Global Perspective
  • Advanced Issues in Public International Law
  • Tech Law
  • Global Law and Legal Ethics
  • Technology Law
  • Contract Law and E-Commerce
  • Business Law
  • Global Law and Legal Ethics
  • European Private Law
  • International and European Company Law

2 semester

  • International Law and Human Rights
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Contemporary Approach to International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Action
  • Protection of Human Rights in Practice
  • Tech Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Data Protection and Privacy Law
  • E-Justice and Online Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Transactions

3 semester

  • International Law and Human Rights (track),Tech Law (track),Business Law (track)
  • Master Seminar
  • Master Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition fee is 3000 EUR/year


Credit points: 90 ECTS

Qualification awarded: Master in Law

The ability to understand and interpret the meaning of International and European legal norms and to properly apply these norms to justify legal decisions, to lay out own ideas in an argumentative, critical and logical way both orally and in writing, to apply knowledge in practice in an innovative and integrated way, to apply principles of European law and international legal institutions, relevant to business environment, as well as the content of constituent legal norms, to analyze and critically assess the characteristics of application and enactment of regulated relations in national legal systems, to correctly interpret, analyse legal texts as well scientific, legally significant data and to formulate conclusions with regard to various cultures.

Career paths

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 to work in all major legal professions in national and international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and companies. A 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 academic career in Lithuania and abroad in continuing their postgraduate studies in PhD Program in social sciences.

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About this institute

Vilnius University

Established in 1579, Vilnius University is Lithuania’s leading academic institution, ranking in the top 20 universities in the region (Emerging Europe & Central Asia QS University Rankings 2021). More than 21,000 students are currently studying on over 70 bachelors and...

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Why study at Vilnius University

  • Vilnius is one of the top 100 cities according to QS Best Student Cities 
  • Vilnius University is number 1 in Lithuania.
  • Vilnius University is a leading higher education institution in student involvement in scientific work.

Contact info

Vilnius University

3 Universiteto St.
LT-01513 Vilnius

Phone no: +3705 268 7000

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