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Master's Degree Programme in International and Comparative Law
- The MICLaw Master Programme (120 ECTS)


With specializations in:
  • Arctic Law and Governance or
  • Transcultural Business Law

 

   Application Period
1 December 2015 - 29 January 2016
   Degree
 Master of International and Comparative Law
   Major Subject
 International and Comparative Law
   Credits  120 ECTS
   Duration of Studies
 2 years (full time)
   Start Date
 1 September 2016
   Curriculum  See the programme structure here
   Language
 English
   Eligibility
a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
good command of English
   Tuition Fees
 None*

* University of Lapland does not charge tuition fees from degree students. Higher education in Finland is supported by the Finnish government, which means that both Finnish and international students can benefit from one of the world's best education systems, free of charge.



What Will You Learn?


Career Opportunities


Studying in Lapland

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Important Dates and Timelines



What Will You Learn?

The MICLaw Master Programme (120 ECTS) degree structure:

  • General studies 30 ECTS
  • Specialization studies: 
    Arctic Law and Governance30 ECTS / Transcultural Business Law 30 ECTS
  • Elective studies 30 ECTS / Bridging studies in Law 30 ECTS
  • Development of Expertise 30 ECTS


The programme consists of general studies which gives students wide perspective on Public International Law and Comparative Law. During the Specialization studies the student will go in depth in either to the Arctic Law and Governance or the Transcultural Business Law. Applicants must choose one or the other in their application. In the last module, the students will develop their skills in research and academic writing. Development of Expertise module can be completed as distance learning.


Arctic Law and Governance

  • Gives a comprehensive knowledge of the key areas related to the Arctic governance, such as climate change, ocean governance and the rights of indigenous peoples;
  • Provides an understanding of international environmental law in general and its application in the Arctic region in particular, as well as a knowledge of the various levels of law- and policy-making in the Arctic;
  • Develops skills for working with international instruments, case law, and literature with a view to writing research and engaging in legal praxis.

Transcultural Business Law

  • Develops key legal professional capacities to encounter new transcultural elements in a globalized world;
  • Provides the conceptual tools for understanding the profound interaction between culture and law;
  • Enhances skills in analysing encounters in legal and cultural contexts ranging from new forms of international economic co-operation between nation-states to global business.


The degree offered: Master of International and Comparative Law - a degree recognised by the Finnish Ministry of Education




Career Opportunities

The two year MICLaw programme offers you modern expertise and education where you will be in the forefront of legal research in these fields. The MICLaw master’s degree will open a diversity of career paths in legal field, such as:

  • entrepreneurship;
  • management;
  • NGO's;
  • research  



Studying in Lapland

The University of Lapland, located on the Arctic Circle in the city of Rovaniemi, is the perfect choice for studying in the North.

Our contemporary premises and relatively small sized campus provide students with a cosy atmosphere in which to learn, study, and relax in. As the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union, issues pertaining to the Arctic and circumpolar North constitute essential topics in our research and teaching. Additionally, we are the only university in Finland which specializes in Arctic themes, and our Faculty of Law is one of only five universities in its own field in Finland.

More reasons to study in Lapland




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Important Dates and Timelines

 Study Period
 1 September 2016 – 31 May 2018
 Application Period  1 December 2015 - 29 January 2016
 Student Selection Results  By 5 May 2016
 Appeals  By 19 May 2016
 Accepting the Study Place  By 10 June 2016



For further information

If you have questions concerning the studies, the admission requirements and the application process, please contact admission(at)ulapland.fi