As part of the science of law, international law makes an exception by focusing on cross-border legal regulation – usually laws and decrees mainly concern a single country. International law covers e.g. state jurisdiction and responsibility; the legal status of water systems, sea areas, airspace, and space; legal rules of war and humanitarian law; human rights; and peaceful settlement of disputes.
Minor studies in international law are customized for those studying political sciences as the major subject. The studies include courses in international law and public law. Those who are not studying political sciences can get special permission to take studies in international law.
At the University of Lapland, international law can be studied as basic studies (25 cr.) and subject studies (35 cr.), amounting to a total of 60 credits. The courses and their descriptions can be found at WebOodi. The subject is taught in cooperation with the Faculty of Law.