In the IBL programme, you will learn by participating in lecture courses and case study courses as well as by writing seminar papers, presenting your work and completing a research seminar while writing your Master’s thesis. Depending on the courses you take, you will either be studying more independently or you will be involved in group work.
You don’t choose any major or specialisation as such, but you are free to focus on the topics that you are most interested in by selecting your optional studies from the large variety of courses offered by the Faculty of Law. In addition to the core IBL courses, you can focus on topics such as European law, international tax law, trade and transport law, and Russian or Chinese business law. If you are aiming at a more multidisciplinary degree, you can include courses from other faculties/universities into your optional studies.
In addition to regular courses and seminars, you have the possibility to participate for example in Moot Court Competitions or Helsinki Law Clinic courses to gain practical experience, network and meet potential employers. You are also encouraged to seize career opportunities already during your studies.
Are you interested in the themes that you can focus on in your studies and the example course sets? See the page with information about the structure and content of the programme.
You can also check out courses from the online course catalogue for University of Helsinki students in the Studies service.
The University of Helsinki also offers Finnish courses for international students.