Interested in international affairs and law? Considering an international career? Wish to expand your opportunities with global legal knowledge and skills? Wish to upgrade international litigation skills in human rights?
If any of the above questions are appealing to you, join the master's degree program in International Law. Globalization, international agreements, and international human rights litigation require knowledge and skills beyond traditional legal education focused on national law. Today national lawyers act beyond one legal system as clients and their projects transcend the state borders. This program responds to increasing demand for international legal knowledge and litigation skills in the market and client’s international needs.
This program combines legal knowledge with skills. It is designed for lawyers and focused on practical learning methods: case studies, moot courts, international human rights petition drafting, role plays, and other experiential learning. The choice of courses allows you to focus on private international law or international human rights law.
Be among those who know more than national law and can act in international legal environments with confidence. Even if at first this will not make you unique among the international lawyers, it will definitely distinguish you greatly among national lawyers irrespective of where you are coming from!
After 1,5 years of studies, you will receive a master's degree in the field of law. Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to seek to become an advocate, a diplomat, an international business leader, policymaker, able to apply your knowledge and skills in international law divisions of government institutions and private sector, in international arbitration, and judicial bodies.
Conduct your studies in English expanding your practice options, including the use of our wide Erasmus+ and Nordplus mobility network. To take full advantage of this program, completed bachelor studies in law and English at the B2 level are required. Invest in your future career today.
Purpose of the program
The purpose of the study program is to prepare international law specialists of high qualifications, focused on representation and defense of rights and interests of states, international organizations, international companies, and private persons in the international arena, who demonstrate knowledge and are capable of conceptual thinking, identifying, comprehending, analyzing and qualifying and solving problems of international legal regulation, suggesting the methods for solving and prevention of these problems that are motivated, logical and based on international law norms, and that are capable of ensuring effective application of international law and international cooperation and coherence of international, regional and national law. The study program responds to the challenges of globalization, insofar as international aspects are rapidly pervading the national systems and limitations between national and international matters.
The program of international law is wide and includes 4 closely related areas of law:
Common international law (subjects of international law of treaties, international dispute settlement, etc. are studied);
A special part of international public law (most of the subjects are studied in this part: international humanitarian law, refugee law, space law, etc.);
International private law (subjects are studied: international commercial transactions, disputes in private international law, etc.);
European Union law European and International Company Law).
The program combines analysis of different branches of international law. Students are studying 7 compulsory and 3 of 6 offered elective study courses related either to human rights and public international law or private international law.
International Mobility Possibilities
Students are encouraged to participate in the ERASMUS+ mobility program which gives the possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do an internship in another country.
MRU offers a package of Scholarships offered to international prospective and current full degree-seeking students. All the possibilities are listed here.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree for admission to the university.
English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
Application Procedure and Required Documents
Follow the steps below:
Choose a study program
Fill in the application form at apply.mruni.eu
Pay the non-refundable application fee of 100 euros
Receive your application evaluation results
Confirm your acceptance by paying the first-year tuition fee
Sign the study contract and receive your admission letter
Start visa application procedure
Register to studies
For Masters degree-seeking students: Certified true copies of university transcript and diploma (a candidate must have a University Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent first university degree with a minimum 3-year study duration). Documents must be officially translated into the Lithuanian or the English language.
Document proving the results of the English language proficiency.
For Master's degree-seeking students: at least level B2, assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2: TOEFL Paper 513-547, TOEFL IBT 65-78, IELTS 5.5-6.0. Note: in case you do not have IELTS or TOEFL, there is a possibility to take the online English language level test organized by the University. You should choose this option when filling the application. There is no additional fee for this test.
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