Master's Degree Programme in Law and Information Society


Structure of the Studies:
Master's degree programme in Law and Information Society is a two-year program, consisting of a total 120 ECTS credits. Each student takes the compulsory courses and a selection of optional courses. The optional courses will be decided in based on the student's previous studies and personal interest.


The Master's Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) is a two-year Programme that provides the students with the essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools to analyse the legal problems of the information society. It concentrates on international and European levels of regulation and their interaction with national laws. The Programme offers a unique combination of private and public law (e.g. IP and European constitutional law) and interdisciplinary perspectives (e.g. economic analysis of law and modern legal theory).

The LIS programme is based on a mix of advanced research-oriented perspectives and more practically-oriented lectures and exercises, thus providing the students with a balanced combination of theoretical insights and practical capabilities. Developing one's skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research and writing is important for lawyers in demanding positions and legal scholars alike. The Programme creates a solid basis for doctoral studies in law. The language of instruction is English.


The applicant must have completed a lower university degree equivalent to a Finnish Bachelor's degree in a University. Most of the credits in the degree should be from legal studies. The applicant must be fluent in English.


About the degree:

After completing the LIS program students will be awarded a Master's degree.

Students with the Finnish Bachelor of Laws (oikeusnotaari, ON or rättsnotarie, RN) degree and those who have passed an EEA aptitude test for the Bachelor of Laws level will be awarded the Master of Laws (oikeustieteen maisteri, OTM) degree.
Students with other than above mentioned Bachelor's degree will be awarded the Master of International and Comparative Law degree (kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri in Finnish). Completion of this degree does not qualify the graduate for positions which require a Finnish Master of Laws degree (OTM).

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Master's Degree Programme in Law and Information Society

Optional courses 18 op
OTMV1103 Decoding Modern Warfare, 4 ECTS
TLS_0071 Maritime Law, 7 ECTS
OTMV0125 Practical Training in Law, 6 ECTS
Finnish Language Studies*
*available only for students whose native language is not Finnish or Swedish.
TLS_0078 International Trade, 5 ECTS
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeusnotaarin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen maisterin tutkinto
MDP in Law and Information Society
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen opinnot
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