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International Law and Law of the European Union

Integrated studies @ European Humanities University
5 Jul Application deadline
1 Oct Start date
5 years Study duration full-time
3200€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

About the program

An Integrated Studies Program in International Law and European Union Law prepares professionals to work as legal experts, as well as conduct research and academic activities. The program offers a full cycle of higher education in law: the graduates receive an LLM degree. The program aims to educate creative and active lawyers able to solve organizational and management issues, as well as work as legal advisers and lawmakers at both national and international levels.

  • International academic environment, training by practicing lawyers and attorneys;
  • Unique curriculum and practical orientation of the program;
  • Practice of legal skills and judicial speech at international competitions;
  • Professional legal terminology in foreign languages.

Potential career

  • Legal adviser in private and public organizations;
  • Expert in international organizations;
  • Private legal practice, corporate lawyers;
  • Expert consultants in think tanks and international institutions;
  • PhD fellow at universities in Europe and the USA.

The MA program allows our graduates to be equally competitive in both the EU and CIS markets due to their ability to work in the fields of national, European, and international law.

Languages of instruction

  • Russian and English

Programme structure

  • Total number of ECTS credits: 300;

Study plan of the program (full-time):

I Semester:

  • Language and Thinking (6 ECTS)
  • First Year Seminar (6 ECTS)
  • English (6 ECTS)
  • General Theory of Law (6 ECTS)
  • History of Law and Legal Ideas (6 ECTS)

II Semester:

  • First Year Seminar (6 ECTS)
  • English (6 ECTS)
  • History of Law and Legal Ideas (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Informatics (6 ECTS)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (6 ECTS)

III Semester:

  • Roman Law (including Terminology in Latin) (3 ECTS)
  • Professional Legal Language (6 ECTS)
  • Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure (9 ECTS)
  • Civil Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Public Law (6 ECTS)

IV Semester:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • Civil Law (6 ECTS)
  • Civil Litigation (6 ECTS)
  • International Public Law (6 ECTS)
  • EU Institutional Law (6 ECTS)

V Semester:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • Labour Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Private Law (6 ECTS)
  • EU Internal Market Law (6 ECTS)
  • WTO Law or International Corporate Law and Governance (selective) (6 ECTS)

VI Semester:

  • Sociology of Law (6 ECTS)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • International Commercial Law (6 ECTS)
  • Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills or Interpretation of the rules of law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Course Paper (3 ECTS)

VII Semester:

  • Family and Inheritance Law (3 ECTS)
  • International Civil Litigation and Commercial Arbitration (3 ECTS)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Financial Law (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Ethics (3 ECTS)
  • Problems of Philosophy of Law or Comparative Jurisprudence (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals of Lithuanian Law or EU Contract and Tort Law (6 ECTS)

VIII Semester:

  • International Criminal Law (6 ECTS)
  • Tax Law or EU Tax Law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • International and European Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection or European Non-Discrimination Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • International Environmental Law or Corporate Social Responsibility and Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • EU Cohesion Policy Law or EU External Relations Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • Course Paper (3 ECTS)

IX Semester:

  • EU Law and Consumer Protection or EU Commercial Law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • EU Constitutional Law and Integration or European Neighborhood Policy: Legal Regulation (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • Responsibility in the field of global e-commerce and the Internet or International Investment Law and Arbitration (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • EU Competition Law or EU Mergers and Acquisition (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • Application of Human Rights Standards in Litigation or Human Rights, Rule of Law and Institutional Reforms or Law of International Organizations or Responsibility and International Law or Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a Transformational Context (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Professional Practice Including Legal Research Methods (6 ECTS)

X Semester:

  • Final Thesis (20 ECTS)
  • Professional Practice Including Legal Research Methods (10 ECTS)

Study plan of the program (part-time):

I Semester:

  • Language and Thinking (6 ECTS)
  • First Year Seminar (6 ECTS)
  • English (6 ECTS)
  • General Theory of Law (6 ECTS)

II Semester:

  • First Year Seminar (6 ECTS)
  • English (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Informatics (6 ECTS)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (6 ECTS)

III Semester:

  • History of Law and Legal Ideas (6 ECTS)
  • Roman Law (including Terminology in Latin) (3 ECTS)
  • Professional Legal Language (6 ECTS)
  • Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure (9 ECTS)

IV Semester:

  • History of Law and Legal Ideas (6 ECTS)
  • Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • Civil Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Public Law (6 ECTS)

V Semester:

  • Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • Civil Law (6 ECTS)
  • Civil Litigation (6 ECTS)
  • International Public Law (6 ECTS)

VI Semester:

  • Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS)
  • Family and Inheritance Law (3 ECTS)
  • Labour Law (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Ethics (3 ECTS)
  • EU Institutional Law (6 ECTS)

VII Semester:

  • Sociology of Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Private Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Commercial Law (6 ECTS)
  • EU Internal Market Law (6 ECTS)

VIII Semester:

  • International Civil Litigation and Commercial Arbitration (3 ECTS)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (6 ECTS)
  • International Financial Law (6 ECTS)
  • Human Rights Law (6 ECTS)
  • Course Paper (6 ECTS)

IX Semester:

  • International Criminal Law (6 ECTS)
  • Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills or Interpretation of the rules of law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Problems of Philosophy of Law or Comparative Jurisprudence (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals of Lithuanian Law or EU Contract and Tort Law (6 ECTS)
  • WTO Law or International Corporate Law and Governance (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • EU Constitutional Law and Integration or European Neighborhood Policy: Legal Regulation (selective) (6 ECTS)

X Semester:

  • Tax Law or EU Tax Law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • International and European Mechanisms of Human Rights Protection or European Non-Discrimination Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • International Environmental Law or Corporate Social Responsibility and Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • EU Cohesion Policy Law or EU External Relations Law (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • Course Paper (3 ECTS)

XI Semester:

  • EU Law and Consumer Protection or EU Commercial Law (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Responsibility in the field of global e-commerce and the Internet or International Investment Law and Arbitration (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • EU Competition Law or EU Mergers and Acquisition (selective) (6 ECTS)
  • Application of Human Rights Standards in Litigation or Human Rights, Rule of Law and Institutional Reforms or Law of International Organizations or Responsibility and International Law or Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in a Transformational Context (selective) (3 ECTS)
  • Professional Practice Including Legal Research Methods (6 ECTS)

XII Semester:

  • Final Thesis (20 ECTS)
  • Professional Practice Including Legal Research Methods (10 ECTS)

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a secondary or specialized secondary education are allowed to participate in the competition, with an average score of a certificate or diploma of secondary specialized education of at least 7.0.;
  • Applicants for Bachelor programs must prove their English proficiency at the A2 level or higher. This can be done in one of the following ways:

1. Provide an Advanced Speech Test certificate. The test can be taken during the Open Doors Days at EHU or at the Propilei center in Minsk. The due dates are published here (in Russian);

2. Provide TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge English certificates. The points of the certificate are credited by EHU on a 10-point system based on the following scale.

3. Provide a higher education diploma issued by a linguistic university or department of translations studies; an academic transcript issued by a linguistic university or department of translations studies; a diploma from a linguistic college, an academic transcript from a linguistic college, a certificate from the Unified State Exam in English and its equivalents.

4. If the applicant does not have documents confirming his proficiency in English at a level not lower than A2, upon signing a contract with EHU, the applicant undertakes responsibility to additionally study English at a level not lower than A2 before the start of the 3rd semester of studies. The university in this case offers English language courses (12 ECTS credits).

  • Collect all necessary documents: national passport; document proving English proficiency at the A2 level or higher; certificate or diploma of secondary or specialized secondary education;
  • Fill in the online application form;
  • Pass the online interview.

Important! If you received your education not in Lithuania, then you must go through the education recognition procedure at the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). The recognition procedure is compulsory and free of charge.

Autumn Intake Deadline

2021-07-05

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