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Law, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Tallinn, Estonia | Helsinki, Finland
If you are interested in how law impacts our daily lives and how disputes are settled in an increasingly globalized world, then studying Law at Tallinn University is for you! The programme focuses on European and International Law.
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This Law program is taught in the English language and focuses on European and International Law. Tallinn University also offer the possibility to study Finnish law in Helsinki. 

The Law program is well balanced between the theoretical and practical aspects of law and if you study with us, you will learn from practicing lawyers as well as internationally recognized legal scholars. 

Tallinn University’s law program is a classical law program, which gives students a firm foundation to build upon in master’s level specialization studies. The law program covers the areas of legal theory, the history of law, private law, public law, and international law. The law program offers two modules to specialize in - International and European Law, and Finnish Law (offered only in Helsinki). 

The program develops lawyering skills in case analysis, logical reasoning, reading comprehension, legal writing and research, and argumentation. Courses utilize the Socratic Method, as well as case presentations, research projects and ‘mooting’ – mock trials – to develop the skills needed to be a successful lawyer. Our program is taught by competent legal professionals and legal scholars, it has the right mix of the practical and theoretical, and the practical training experience and an interdisciplinary project are required to complete the program. At Tallinn University, we prepare future lawyers, business professionals and leaders of society to meet the challenges of today’s globalized world. 

Why School of Governance, Law and Society?

Law encompasses the rules and regulations that govern our daily lives. Studying law develops one's understanding of the levers of power in society, from the local, to the national, to the international level. 

The program is designed to meet the challenges of a globalized world by giving students a classical legal education, while developing persuasive problem solving skills, and addressing topical legal issues such as the migrant crisis and climate change. Studying law at Tallinn University combines the theory with the practice - learning how to use and apply the law and pondering the timeless question of 'what law is and what law ought to be'. Studying law develops one's skills to become a lawyer by learning to think like a lawyer, which involves developing and refining problem solving skills, and learning - in a legal case - how to identify the issue, research the law, and apply the law. Learning to become a lawyer is not easy; it is a challenge. 

The students are equipped with a skill set that is applicable for a career in the legal profession, and in a host of other professions in an increasingly globalized world - where mastering the rules is essential for success.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Non-EU/EEA applicants: 15 March 2020

    Applicants from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan:

    • Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June 2020
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Human Rights
  • Introduction to European Union Law
  • Administrative, Procedural, and Enforcement Law
  • Public International Law
  • Civil Law: Law of Contractual and Non-Contractual Obligations
  • Civil Law: Family Law, Property Law, Succession Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Private International Law
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Law of Business Associations


The law program is ideal for students who want to become lawyers, lawmakers, judges, and advocates for causes, as well as students who desire a career in business. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completed Secondary Education or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Entrance exams:

  • The entrance exam consists of written assignment (a motivation letter that also includes answers to the questions concerning the motivation and desire to study at the programme) and an interview via Skype.
  • For the purposes of identity verification at the admission procedure the admission committee has the right to take a screenshot during the oral part of the exam carried out via video bridge.
  • The maximum number of points is 100 (50% written, 50% oral part).
  • Students receiving at least 30 points of the written part are allowed to the oral interview.
  • BA: Minimum programme enrollment threshold: 65 points out of 100.

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Helsinki, Finland

    975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Tallinn, Estonia

    598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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