|Qualification awarded||Master in Law|
|Field of study||Law|
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Length of the programme (years)||1.5 years (3 semesters)|
|Scope of programme (ECTS)||90 ECTS|
|Language of instruction||English OR Russian|
|Starting date||1st of September|
|Tuition fee||2295 EUR/per year
|Scholarships for Georgian, Ukrainian, Moldovian, Belarusian, Kazakh students|
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WHY INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW STUDY PROGRAMME AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?
- Faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Lithuania.
- Possibility to choose study language in one of the two languages (EN or RU).
- Programme designed of most relevant and up-to-date courses.
- Students are entitled to participate at international conferences and other academic events.
- Outstanding professors.
The purpose of the study programme is to train legal experts and legal service professionals with the comprehensive and profound knowledge about international, international-regional and European Union legal norms that influence the most important areas of national legal systems, as well as development, interpretation and application practice of these legal norms; abilities to identify, analyse and solve complex problems related to law-making and legal application in the contexts of international and European Union 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 international environment; critical approach and skills to carry out independent research and provide suggestions based on scientific analysis.
Programme designed of most relevant and up-to-date courses which lasts three semesters (1.5 years). In the first and the second semester students shall have to complete 3 compulsory and 2 optional courses. The compulsory courses aim at providing thorough knowledge in different legal systems as well as offering an overview of fundamental legal norms and techniques of their practical application. Optional courses provide an opportunity to choose an individual area of study according to the student’s individual needs and interests and to lay the foundations for analytical research work. Each course includes lectures as well as practical instruction time (workshops and seminars). During the third-semester a Master Thesis on a scientifically and/or practically relevant topic demonstrating the student’s analytical skills shall be prepared.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
- Bachelor of Laws or an equivalent qualification of a jurist from institutions of higher education.
- Depending on the group: 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+; Russian language proficiency – the level not lower than C1 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). The requirement does not apply to those who have graduated from the studies delivered in English or Russian or if it is a native language of a candidate.
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner University or do internship 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 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 programme will be able to pursue academic career in Lithuania and abroad in continuing their postgraduate studies in PhD programme in social sciences.
Andrii Hubai, student from Ukraine
"International and European Union Law programme offered at Vilnius University stands out among others since it provides with the insights on Lithuanian experience of integration into the EU. By studying it I feel myself being on the verge of development of the new generation of lawyers who are about to become the driving force of Eastern Europe."
Elene Tevzadze, student from Georgia
"I chose Vilnius University because of its’ long time history and because of the knowledge that the university delivers a good quality of education. As a bachelor I always wanted to continue my studies in the field of International and European Law and Vilnius University was one of the best giving me this opportunity. Studying in different country in different language was a challenge for me. But after a very small period of time it became easier to study because of the friendly staff that helped me through tough situations.
Professional lecturers were very helpful, we were able to ask questions anytime as during the lectures as by Email which made easier for me to study as long as I knew that in case I didn’t understand something I would be able to get answers anytime. University also suggests different public lectures and conferences which is very helpful in order to gain additional education.
Despite of the education I’m very happy that I’ve gained friends from different countries and I had a chance to communicate with excellent professionals who are my colleagues as well. I’m very happy and proud to be the part of Vilnius University and I’m sure that the knowledge I have gained here will help me to create successful career in future."
Olga Shevchenko, student from Ukraine
"The studying process at Vilnius University is a complex of huge range of opportunities aimed to deliver the highest qualitative level of education for students obtaining different Degrees. During the Programme of International and European Union Law I’ve got not only the possibility to successfully complete wide range of law classes, but also to attend a huge number of additional seminars, round-tables, conferences and summer schools of law, where professors from both the European Union and United States dimension provided me and my colleagues with the ability to deliver law-scientific speeches and moot courts participation. Thus, I highly appreciate to be a part of Vilnius University community and wish each student from all sides of the world to feel the same."
Prof. dr. Tomas Davulis
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