International and European Union Law (LLM)

Vilnius University Lithuania

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The award
LLM

How long you will study
3 semester

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000 per year

All study options

About International and European Union Law at Vilnius University

WHY INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION LAW STUDY PROGRAMME AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?

  • Faculty of Law is the oldest and most prestigious law school in Lithuania.
  • 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.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives an opportunity to do internship abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 semester
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 3000 per year

Entry 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.

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