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Master's Programme in Global Governance Law

Master's Programme in Global Governance Law
Study Global Governance Law at the University of Helsinki and develop the skills to deal with the challenges of legal globalisation.
Study Global Governance Law at the University of Helsinki and develop the skills to deal with the challenges of legal globalisation.
Application period starts 01 Dec 2021
Scope of studies and length
120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level
Master
Application period
Starts: 01 Dec 2021 at 08.00 (UTC+2)Ends: 05 Jan 2022 at 15.00 (UTC+2)
Language
English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
15 000€
Eligibility to apply for a master's programme requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.

How to deal with the challenges of globalising law?

Globalisation has brought about a situation where lawyers are now required to grapple with national, international, European, and transnational laws when they apply norms. In the two-year research-oriented Master's Programme in Global Governance Law (GGL), you develop the skills to understand and deal with the challenges of globalising law.

You study law and globalisation, public international law, European Union law, global administrative law, advanced human rights law and examine for example international institutions, decision-making and governance in the EU. You can also specialise in Russian law, Chinese law or engage in interdisciplinary studies in Global Politics and Communication.

In the GGL Programme, ‘law’ is conceived in a broad manner as something that goes beyond ‘law’ as it has been traditionally understood in the international sphere – as norms produced by states and international organisations. In this programme, for example, various codes of conduct, recommendations, opinions and forms of self-regulation are also taken into account. In essence, the GGL Programme reaches beyond public international law to cover other actors and normativities including networks, expert bodies and governance structures not limited to the official relations between governments of states. Its interest is in the new power and governance structures – both public and private - that are used to govern the world today.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

How to ap­ply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admissions requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. You must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

Admission Services

If you have questions about the admissions process at the University of Helsinki, contact the Admission Services for guidance and support.