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About degree studies

 

The degrees provided by the Faculty of Law are:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., in Finnish ON, "oikeusnotaari")
  • Master of Laws (LL.M., in Finnish OTM, "oikeustieteen maisteri")
  • Master of International and Comparative Law  (in Finnish "kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri")
  • Licentiate of Laws (in Finnish OTL, "oikeustieteen lisensiaatti")
  • Doctor of Laws (in Finnish OTT, "oikeustieteen tohtori") 

 

Bachelor's degree

Bachelor's degree education is offered only in Finnish. Therefore, Finnish language knowledge is mandatory when applying to Bachelor of Law degree studies. More information is available in studyinfo.fi portal.

The Bachelor of Laws consists of 180 credits, and it is possible to complete the degree in 6 terms, i.e. in three years as a full-time student.
 

The learning objectives of the Bachelor of Laws degree:

After finishing the Bachelor of Laws degree, the student

Knowledge
  • will be familiar with the fundamentals of the national, European and global laws as well as the interrelations between them
  • will understand the theoretical premises of legal thinking
  • masters the general principles and doctrines of different legal fields and is able to identify interrelations between them

perceives the law as a societal, cultural and historical phenomenon and understands the relations between law and other disciplines

Competence

  • will be able to find, structure and produce legal information as well as to evaluate it critically
  • will be able to identify legal problems and to solve them by applying different legal sources
  • masters both written and oral legal argumentation
  • will be able to produce legal information and to communicate also using the second national language and a foreign language
  • will be able to utilise the learned knowledge and skills in working life and has the ability for lifelong learning

Interaction

  • will be able to act according to good professional ethics
  • will be able to work determinedly and persistently both independently and as member of a group of experts
  • will also be able to work in international environments.

Master of Laws or Master of International and Comparative Law Degree

Master's degree education is offered in Finnish and English. The Master programmes´ consists of 120 credits and it is possible to complete the degree in four terms, i.e. in two years as a full time student. 
 
Faculty of Law offers two Master Degree Programmes. Students who study in the Finnish language programme graduate with the Master of Laws Degree. The students who study in the  English language Master's Degree Program Law and Information Society (LIS) graduate with the Master of International and Comparative Law  degree.
 
The learning objectives of the Master of Laws degree:
 
After completing the Master of Laws Degree the student
  • will be able to work appropriately in various contexts that require legal expertise and is qualified to work on tasks that require a master's degree in law
  • will have progressed in scientific and critical thinking and will also be able to manage complex and demanding legal issues in multidisciplinary contexts
  • will be capable of high-quality written and oral argumentation using relevant sources and research methods
  • willl understand questions of research ethics and is able to observe appropriate scientific practices
  • will have gained the ability to act in demanding international and multidisciplinary expert communities
  • will be able to develop their own expertise and competence in working life and produce new information independently as part of an expert community

The learning objectives of the Master of International and Comparative Law degree:

 After completing the Master's Degree in International and Comparative Law, the student

  • will be able to work appropriately in various contexts that require legal expertise and is qualified to work on tasks that require a master's degree in law
  • will have progressed in scientific and critical thinking and will also be able to manage complex and demanding legal issues in multidisciplinary contexts
  • will be capable of high-quality written and oral argumentation using relevant sources and research methods
  • will understand questions of research ethics and is able to observe appropriate scientific practices
  • will have gained the ability to act in demanding international and multidisciplinary expert communities
  • will be able to develop their own expertise and competence in working life and produce new information independently as part of an expert community
  • will have expertise in the field of the LIS programme, i.e. the interaction processes between the law and the information society.
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