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MA International Human Rights Law

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14  January 2017 United Kingdom London

Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights. You will be introduced to a range of topics in the field including, a history of human rights law, international relations, humanitarian intervention, free speech, prohibition of torture and inhumane treatment and international criminal law, with all theory supplemented by cutting edge research and case studies. Why should I choose this programme? The issues covered within this programme have never been so pertinent and in demand. The programme will enable you to address some of the contemporary challenges faced in operational environments which aim to protect and promote human rights. The programme informs those already in professional practice or those aspiring to work in this field with the skills and knowledge and the ability to introduce changes that will improve human rights policies at an international, regional and domestic level. This programme is unique in its close link with practising professionals and real life cases, allowing you to really explore and understand what’s happening in the world today. We have an exceptionally talented team of lecturers including: Dr. Andraz Zidar, a seasoned international lawyer and former diplomat. Dr. Jennifer Melvin, an expert on the Rwandan genocide and mass violence. Dr. Sara Bazoobandi, an author on food security and Associate Fellow of Chatham House. Dr. Mireille Hebing, an expert on migration and refugees. Dr. Neven Andjelic, recently elected to the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. Professor Yossi Mekelberg, expert and author on human rights issues ranging from right for self determination, gender, freedom of speech, refugees, collective punishment and house demolitions, rights of minorities and others. Professor Mekelberg has been a member of the London Committee of Human Rights Watch for the last 7 years and is regularly asked to write in international media about abuses of human rights. In addition to our in house team, you will also benefit from listening to guest lectures on a range of related topics. These may include lectures from: Geoffrey Robertson, QC Kirsty Brimelow, QC Professor Marc Weller Graeme Hall Edward Fitzgerald OBE, QC Professor Geraldine Van Beuren, QC Andrea Saccucci Jen Robinson Engaging with these distinguished professionals will really bring the subject to life and provide you with a deep and comprehensive understanding of human rights law. Key skills, aims and objectives You will gain: A systematic and comprehensive knowledge of international human rights law The ability to identify and critically evaluate contemporary issues relating to international human rights An understanding of how theory relates to practice, with extensive use of current and relevant case studies The ability to interpret principal source materials as well as understanding relevant concepts, cases, statutes and treaties Exposure to world renowned human rights lawyers who will share their knowledge and experience of working on landmark cases in the field Future opportunities This programme will prepare you for a number of careers, in areas such as diplomacy, international relations, domestic and international legal practice, international charities, and non-governmental organisations, as well as practising professionals in law, journalism, politics and economics. [-]

MA in European Public Law and Politics

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 έτη Qualification Awarded: Ευρωπαϊκό Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και Πολιτική (MA, 1.5 έτη ή 3 εξάμηνα) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Ελληνική Mode of Study: Πλήρης/ μερική φοίτηση Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. Σκοπός του Προγράμματος είναι να παράσχει τη δυνατότητα για δι-επιστημονική προσέγγιση, εμβάθυνση και εξειδίκευση στη γνωστική ενότητα που συγκροτείται από τα γνωστικά αντικείμενα/πεδία του Δημοσίου και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου, της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας, της Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, των Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και άλλα αντικείμενα που εντάσσονται στο ευρύτερο πεδίο των Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Η συστηματική, μεταπτυχιακού επιπέδου κατάρτιση στα παραπάνω γνωστικά αντικείμενα μπορεί να αποτελέσει κρίσιμο εφόδιο για άτομα που στοχεύουν να εργαστούν σε πλήθος τομέων, οργανισμών και επαγγελμάτων. Ενδεικτικά, τα εφόδια που θα αποκομίζουν οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος θα είναι χρήσιμα: 1. Σε ανώτερα ή κατώτερα στελέχη της Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας και διαφόρων κρατικών ή ημι-κρατικών οργανισμών. 2. Σε στελέχη διεθνών οργανισμών, όπως η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης κ.λπ. 3. Σε στελέχη Μη-Κυβερνητικών Οργανισμών, διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας. 4. Σε μέλη του διπλωματικού σώματος και σε άλλους εργαζομένους σε Πρεσβείες ή άλλες Υπηρεσίες και Οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων. 5. Σε εκείνους που πρόκειται να ασκήσουν πρακτικά τη νομική επιστήμη, είτε ως δικηγόροι, είτε ως νομικοί σύμβουλοι σε εταιρείες και σε δημόσιους ή ιδιωτικούς οργανισμούς, ΜΚΟ, διεθνείς οργανισμούς κ.ο.κ., είτε ως δικαστές. Γενικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η ανάπτυξη του επιπέδου γνώσεων, δεξιοτήτων και ικανοτήτων των μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών στα προαναφερθέντα γνωστικά αντικείμενα, με βασικό άξονα τη διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση και τη συνακόλουθη συνειδητοποίηση (α) του πολυδιάστατου χαρακτήρα των θεμάτων που θα κληθούν να αντιμετωπίσουν στην επαγγελματική τους σταδιοδρομία και (β) της «υπεραξίας» που κομίζει η διεπιστημονικότητα και η μεθοδική, πολύπλευρη προσέγγιση των θεμάτων. Πυλώνα της εκπαιδευτικής προσέγγισης αποτελεί ο συνδυασμός της θεωρητικής με την πρακτική διάσταση των ζητημάτων που ανακύπτουν στη γνωστική ενότητα Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής Θεωρίας και η ανάπτυξη της ικανότητας για θεωρητικά στέρεη αλλά και πρακτικά αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση των ζητημάτων αυτών. Από τη σκοπιά των επιμέρους γνωστικών αντικειμένων, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση θα δοθεί στην ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση των ζητημάτων και στη διασύνδεσή τους με τις προκλήσεις, τις αδυναμίες αλλά και την προοπτική της ευρωπαϊκής πολιτικής, οικονομικής, πολιτιστικής και κοινωνικής «ολοκλήρωσης» (European integration). 6.2. Ειδικοί Στόχοι Πρώτος ειδικός στόχος του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος Ευρωπαϊκού Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής είναι η αφομοίωση των βασικών εννοιών και μεγεθών του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και των Πολιτικών Επιστημών, όπως είναι λ.χ. οι έννοιες/μεγέθη του κράτους και της κρατικής, λαϊκής ή εθνικής κυριαρχίας, της δημοκρατίας και του κράτους δικαίου στις διάφορες πτυχές του (φιλελεύθερο, δημοκρατικό, κοινωνικό), της Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, του Συντάγματος και των διεργασιών παραγωγής του (συντακτική εξουσία), της ομοσπονδίας και των άλλων μορφών διεθνικής συνεργασίας κ.ο.κ. Η κατανόηση των παραπάνω εννοιών/μεγεθών αποτελεί sine qua non όρο για την εις βάθος προσέγγιση πολύπλοκων προβλημάτων, όπως λ.χ. η ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική ολοκλήρωση, οι προκλήσεις που παρουσιάζει η συμμετοχή ενός κράτους μέλους στην ΕΕ, το πολιτειακό status και οι μελλοντικές προοπτικές της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας κ.ο.κ. Δεύτερος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η παροχή των αναγκαίων γνώσεων γύρω από τις βασικές θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και γύρω από τα πλούσια θεσμικά και νομικά δεδομένα σε σειρά γνωστικών αντικειμένων, όπως η συνταγματική οργάνωση του κράτους και της διακυβέρνησης, τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, η λειτουργία της ΕΕ και η διασύνδεσή της με τα κράτη μέλη και τις εθνικές έννομες τάξεις, οι σύγχρονες εξελίξεις στη Δημόσια Διοίκηση (εταιρική Διοίκηση, ηλεκτρονική διακυβέρνηση, νέοι μηχανισμοί λογοδοσίας και διαφάνειας κ.ο.κ.), ο σχεδιασμός και η άσκηση κοινωνικής πολιτικής με αναφορά σε σύγχρονες θεωρίες κοινωνικής και οικονομικής δικαιοσύνης κ.ο.κ. Το Πρόγραμμα θα είναι διαρθρωμένο με τρόπο ώστε να δίνει τη δυνατότητα στους φοιτητές να εξειδικεύθουν στους τομείς τους ιδιαίτερου ενδιαφέροντός τους, αφού όμως θα έχουν προηγουμένως αφομοιώσει τις γενικές κατευθύνσεις της διεπιστημονικότητας και της μεθοδικής έρευνας, καθώς και τις βασικές γνώσεις γύρω από τα καίρια μεγέθη του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας. Τρίτος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η συστηματική καλλιέργεια της δι-επιστημονικότητας, με αποφυγή παρεξηγημένων αντιλήψεων γύρω από το θέμα, και ιδίως με αποφυγή, από τη μια πλευρά, της ακραίας θέσης περί πλήρους ανεξαρτησίας της Νομικής Επιστήμης από τις Πολιτικές Επιστήμες και, από την άλλη πλευρά, της εξίσου ακραίας θέσης που αδυνατεί να διακρίνει τις μεθοδολογικές και ουσιαστικές ιδιαιτερότητες των γνωστικών πεδίων. Το Πρόγραμμα φιλοδοξεί να αποτελέσει, μεταξύ άλλων, «εργαστήρι» και πεδίο ανάπτυξης μίας συγκροτημένης διεπιστημονικής νοοτροπίας, μέσα από τον εντοπισμό του πολυσύνθετου χαρακτήρα των προβλημάτων του χώρου, αλλά και μέσα από την προσεκτική οριοθέτηση των διαφορετικών γνωστικών και μεθοδολογικών προσεγγίσεων της νομικής επιστήμης και των πολιτικών επιστημών αντίστοιχα. Απώτερος στόχος είναι να παρασχεθούν στους ενδιαφερόμενους τα εφόδια για εκπόνηση διδακτορικής έρευνας και διατριβής, έτσι ώστε να ενισχυθεί και ο προσανατολισμός των μελών των δύο Τμημάτων στην ανάγκη δημοσιεύσεων σε ξενόγλωσσα περιοδικά και επιθεωρήσεις. Career Prospects: Όπως αναφέρθηκε, το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν να αποκτήσουν επιπρόσθετα προσόντα που θα τους βοηθήσουν στην εργοδότηση ή και καλύτερη απόδοσή τους σε πλήθος τομέων και επαγγελματικών δραστηριοτήτων, μεταξύ άλλων στη Δημόσια Υπηρεσία και σε διάφορους κρατικούς ή ημι-κρατικούς οργανισμούς, σε διεθνείς οργανισμούς, όπως ενδεικτικά η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, και το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης, σε Μη-Κυβερνητικές Οργανισμούς διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας, στο διπλωματικό σώμα και σε πρεσβείες ή άλλες υπηρεσίες και οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων, καθώς σε όλο το φάσμα δραστηριοτήτων που συνδέονται με την πρακτική άσκηση της νομικής επιστήμης (δικηγόροι, νομικοί σύμβουλοι, δικαστές κ.λπ.) Η ανάγκη για διεύρυνση της γνώσης και των ικανοτήτων των ατόμων αυτών είναι δεδομένη και η ζήτηση για μια τέτοια δυνατότητα είναι εμφανής. Από την άλλη, η προσφορά και οι επιλογές των ενδιαφερομένων είναι αρκετά περιορισμένες. Στην Κύπρο δεν υπάρχει επί του παρόντος προσφορά σε Μεταπτυχιακά Προγράμματα της γνωστικής ενότητας Δημοσίου Δικαίου & Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ενώ το προτεινόμενο Πρόγραμμα θα μπορεί να επιλεγεί και από αποφοίτους των Ελληνικών Πανεπιστημίων, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν μεταπτυχιακή μόρφωση και κατάρτιση σε αυτά τα πεδία ειδικού ενδιαφέροντος. Η ανάπτυξη σε μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο των σπουδών και της πανεπιστημιακής έρευνας στα γνωστικά πεδία που καλύπτει το Πρόγραμμα θα προσδώσει νέες δυνατότητες στα άτομα που θα προσφέρουν τις υπηρεσίες τους στους προαναφερθέντες κρίσιμους τομείς και θα βελτιώσει ως εκ τούτου το συνολικό επίπεδο γνώσης και διαχείρισης ζητημάτων, αυξάνοντας τα συναφή οφέλη για το κοινωνικό σύνολο. Access to Further Studies: Οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος αυτού θα είναι σε θέση να επιδιώξουν σπουδές διδακτορικού επιπέδου σε κάποιο από τα γνωστικά πεδία που συγκροτούν τη γνωστική ενότητα του Προγράμματος [-]

MA Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. You will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Classes are usually small, allowing for an interactive approach to learning. The course combines academic and practical approaches to teaching and learning. Course content The course aims to provide an opportunity for in-depth study of the issues and the practices involved in the field of conflict prevention and dispute resolution, including the mechanisms of prevention, emergence, avoidance, management, resolution and regulation. The course content is not explicitly concerned with 'peace studies', but the processes of prevention and the processes of resolution embrace the concepts of securing and maintaining peaceful cooperation. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES You will be introduced to the field of conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. You will cover domestic, commercial, municipal and international aspects of the subject, and the main processes involved in conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION This module allows you to develop a knowledge and understanding of a specialist portion of the field of conflict and dispute prevention and resolution. You will have the support of a supervisor for this independent research and writing work. You must agree the topic with the module leader. The topic must not replicate your own prior work or anyone else's work. Your work for this module should provide you with advanced research skills, and advanced skills of analysis, evaluation, synthesis, application and writing, all of which should stand you in good stead for any subsequent academic or practitioner career. RESEARCH THEORY AND PRACTICE This module introduces you to the general concepts of legal and social scientific (empirical) methods of research, and gives you a greater understanding of the principles of advanced research. You will consider the relevance of these methods for the study of law, which will enhance your understanding of the legal, social scientific and philosophical debates on methodology and practice. It will also enable you to evaluate your own work and that of other researchers and authors. This is an independent module with its own rational and assessment; but it is also necessarily linked to the dissertation module. Course-specific entry requirements You are expected to have a good UK Honours degree in Law or a non-Law subject (such as – but not limited to – Politics, Psychology, and Management) or the equivalent from a non-UK university, and satisfactory references. Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent in each of the elements. Pre-sessional summer programmes are not normally appropriate for this course. Associated careers This course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals, including graduates progressing towards a PhD programme, practising lawyers wanting to further their knowledge and skills, other graduates and practitioners (such as arbitrators, civil servants, insurers, journalists, judges, linguists and mediators), and anyone managing people and risks. The course is also ideal if you are on a gap year between career stages, and for those from the European Union and other countries who want to improve their English for personal and career purposes. [-]

Environmental Law and Justice MA

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The devastation of the environment and ecosystems is of increasing concern across the world. In addition to the impact of climate change and reduced biodiversity, both legal and illegal economic activity is a challenge to legal frameworks and agencies at national and international levels of governance. [+]

This master's degree has been designed to tackle these issues and equip students with high-level knowledge and skills to enable them to develop professional careers in the environmental sector. Successful completion of the course will ensure you have the required practical skills and knowledge applicable to careers in environmental policy and enforcement, with an emphasis on employability and engagement with contemporary environmental debates. Course highlights - Learn from experts in the field of environmental law justice - You may be eligible for related internship and work-based learning opportunities, including the Practicum in International Organisations, which gives you the chance to intern at institutions such as the United Nations, Global Union Federations and NGOs. - Gain practical experience on an Erasmus-funded internship. [-]

European Studies and European Legal Studies (M.A.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 10  October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme. The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. The Master Programme takes one year – from October to September of the following year. It is a full-time course of studies. It is subdivided into nine modules in total. There are seven modules composed of academic lectures, five of which have to be attended during the winter term, whereas a further two lecture modules follow during the summer term. After the lectures of the winter term come to an end an academic master thesis is to be written for which a period of four months is provided. A practice module scheduled for the period between the winter and the summer term (February/March) calls for the students to do an internship, e.g. at an institution of the EU, representations of the German Foreign Office in foreign countries, ministries, governmental agencies, law firms or companies. At the beginning of the Master Programme three basic modules devoted to the legal, economic and political aspects of European integration have to be attended by all students collectively. During the subsequent specialisation phase students have the opportunity to study one of the following elective specialisation fields in depth: - The EU as a Political Actor - External Relations of the EU - Companies as Economic Actors - Law of the EU The Master Programme is exclusively offered in English as the language of instruction and examination. The requirements for admission to the Master Programme are: - A degree from a German or foreign institution of higher education (university level) with a grade above average, preferably in law, in economics or in political science representing 240 credit points (CP). Applicants who have been awarded their first degree qualifying for a professional career with a total of 180 CP have to make up for the missing 60 CP by a good performance in additional educational or practical training programmes relating to the fields covered by the Master Programme. Proof of this may be submitted in the form of professional experience, further studies, research activities, publications or the like; - Very good English language proficiencies; For further information please see: www.europa-kolleg-hamburg.de [-]

MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. [+]

Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches on ocean governance,. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance. This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. The Master’s in Ocean Governance serves to further enhance the development of learning and research in the field of marine resource management and maritime security from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this era of globalization and sectoral integration, capacity building in the regulation of ocean governance plays a pivotal role in ensuring safe and healthy oceans for the benefit of humankind and the planet. http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/ocean-governance [-]

MA Development and Human Rights

Swansea University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. This MA is a multi-disciplinary programme combining insights from the fields of development studies, politics, political theory and international law. It examines some of the key issues confronting twenty-first century global societies through a dynamic programme that combines theoretical and applied perspectives and is taught by a team of leading academics in their fields. Students will be encouraged to apply legal theory, social and political theory and research tools in analysing and understanding development and human rights, as well as being taught key historical and policy dimensions and concepts. Description The full-time course structure is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in (part one) and then a dissertation over the summer (part two). Students study four compulsory modules, the research process module and one optional module. The dissertation component is written on a specialist research topic of their choosing. Entry Requirements The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5. [-]

MA in Governance

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. [+]

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. To whom it is addressed It is ideal for students with first degrees in the political and/or legal sciences who desire or require in depth knowledge in key themes related to governance, with a special focus on the EU, for their professional advancement. Students should note that this program can be a first step towards a research degree in the field of governance studies, specifically the MPhil or PhD. Program Benefits The MA in Governance is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Program Content The MA in Governance is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 60 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 – 4 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis. The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:* Compulsory Modules: Governance and Public Policy-Making The Political Economy of State, Society and the Market Research Methods for Governance Studies Public Administration and Public Management European Integration and EU Governance International Institutions and Global Governance Optional Modules: Theoretical Approaches to Public Governance Comparative Politics and Governance Human Resources in Public Administration/Organizations Reform Trends in Governance Values, Ethics, and Public Policy Leadership, Negotiations and Social Influence (Theory and Practice) Governance in Various Sectoral Policy Fields Risk Governance Conflict Governance Forms of Regulatory Governance Development of Personal Skills *Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment Academic Requirements Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the MA in Governance should have a first or second class undergraduate degree in political sciences, law or a relevant field of studies, or another Master’s degree in a relevant field. High caliber students with a background in a different field of studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, 90 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, B Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks Students intending to study at a partner institution for their second semester must clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses in the relevant language of instruction at the host university they are interested in attending. [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS)

University of Turku
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) Become an expert in the law of the information society and understand the legal challenges of digitalisation! The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing legal problems of the information society. The Programme offers its students a unique combination of private and public law and interdisciplinary perspectives. Skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research and writing is what distinguishes excellent lawyers and legal scholars. Our interactive study methods are based on the latest pedagogical research and courses are taught in small groups of selected international students. The Programme creates a solid basis for doctoral training in law. It also provides you with the expertise necessary for a successful career at law firms and corporations, governments and international organisations, as well as at universities and research institutions. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Curricula Guide Academic excellence & experience Digital Futures is one of the six strategic research themes of University of Turku. The Faculty of Law has several externally funded research projects in the areas of the LIS Programme (funded e.g. by the Academy of Finland). In 2016, the Faculty of Law was ranked in the top 151–200 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the Programme, you will learn from the lecturers of the University of Turku as well as from international experts who are also top researchers in their area of experitse. LIS Programme is a partner in the Pan European Seal Traineeship Programme. Master's thesis & topics Writing a Master’s thesis is part of the advanced studies in Law and Information Society (60 ECTS). The work begins during your first year of studies with the orientation seminars. The actual writing of the thesis is done during the second year of studies. The advanced studies consist of: literature 8 ECTS seminars 12 ECTS Master’s thesis 40 ECTS Examples of thesis topics: Internet Service Providers’ Liability for Third Party Content Digital Exhaustion of Video Games – The Consumer Perspective The Right to be Forgotten – A conceptual analysis of the right to be forgotten, and its practical implications in the context of search engines ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements The Programme is directed to students with a Bachelor of Laws degree. 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 required degree must be completed by 14 July 2017. If the required degree is not completed by the application deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. The Programme admits a maximum of 20 students to pursue the Master of International and Comparative Law degree. Starting from autumn 2017, all new admitted students who complete their degree will be awarded the Master of International and Comparative Law degree. It is not possible to obtain the Master of Laws Degree with any study background. This means that students who have a Bachelor of Laws degree (ON, RN) from a Finnish university as well as those who have passed an EEA aptitude test for the Bachelor of Laws and have been admitted to the Programme in autumn 2017 or later, cannot obtain the Master of Laws Degree from the Programme. In addition, a maximum of five students who have already been accepted to the Master of Laws programme at the University of Turku are admitted to the LIS study track as part of their Master of Laws studies. The LIS study track has a separate application process. All applications are pre‐processed by the University Admissions Finland and evaluated by the LIS selection board. Applications will be checked for plagiarism. The decision on admission is made by the Dean of the Faculty of Law. The maximum of 20 students are accepted to the Programme. The decision for admission will be based on the level of: previous studies grades language skills personal interests written application examination. The results of the admission will be published at the latest by 4 May 2017 at www.utu.fi/law/lis. Applicants will also receive the notice in writing. The admitted students must notify the Faculty of Law as soon as possible, latest by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, whether they will accept the study place or not. If the Faculty of Law hasn’t received the student’s notification by 14 July 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time, they will forfeit their right to enrol in the Degree Programme. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their English language skills in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty: a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree conducted in an English language programme in EU/EEA Countries, i.e. the language of instruction of the entire programme has to be English, (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) a Finnish Bachelor of Law (ON or RN) degree (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) studies of law (min. 20 ECTS, average grade at least 2,5) taken in a study programme conducted in English at the University of Turku (free‐form report on proficiency in English, one page and possible appendices) One of the following languages tests. In the University of Turku the minimum scores to be approved are: TOEFL: 575 points from the paper‐based test ‐ 92 points from the internet‐based test, no subtest score under 20 (i.e. Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) IELTS Academic: the minimum overall band score is 6.5 and no individual scores below 6.0 (i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) The Pearson Test of English Academic, PTE Academic: minimum score 62, and no subtest score under 54 (i.e. Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): pass grades A, B or C The Certificate In Advanced English (CAE): pass grades A, B, or C The test for the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in English set by the Finnish National Board of Education: min 5 of each part. An applicant should enrol to a language test early enough, e.g., 1-2 months before a test day. This is important because the test results are needed at the end of the application period and the tests might be already full for a late application.. Language tests taken more than two years prior to application deadline will not be accepted. All language test scores must be sent to University Admissions Finland (see the address below). The testing centre must send the test results directly to the University Admissions by the application deadline. HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15.00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. STEP 1. Fill in the online application form. The application is filled in and submitted online. The online application is open only during the application period, so make sure you will finish your application before 13 January 2017 at 15:00:00 (Local time in Finland, GTM+2). When filling in the application form, be prepared to: write a motivation letter stating why you are applying for this programme (max 4,000 characters) provide a written essay based on the application exam question, which is available at: www.utu.fi/law/lis on 1 November 2016 describe the grading scale used at your institution at the time of your studies. The grading scale must include all the grades and marks appearing on your transcript of records and their relation to each other. You should also provide a link to an official website where this information can be verified. (In many cases this information is already included in the transcript of records.) STEP 2. Collect the required application documents. STEP 3. Send the following application documents to University Admissions Finland office by mail. The application documents have to arrive by the application deadline: an officially certified copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate in the original language (OR applicants graduating after the deadline must enclose a statement from the home institution stating the expected date of graduation). an official English, Swedish or Finnish translation of the degree certificate OR an officially certified copy of the Diploma Supplement in English (concerns graduates from universities within the EU). an officially certified copy of the original transcript of study records (in the original language) AND an English, Finnish or Swedish translation (or an English-language Diploma Supplement concerning graduates from European institutions of higher education). certificate of English language skills (see Language requirements). if the required degree is not completed by the application deadline, applicants should enclose a statement from their home university stating the expected date of graduation. Please see the country specific requirements and the way of certifying the copies and submitting the documents: http://universityadmissions.fi/?page_id=24 Address of the University Admissions Finland: University Admissions Finland Unioninkatu 40 C FI-00170 Helsinki ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

Master of Arts in Law

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The Master's programme in Law is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as giving detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law; Law and Technology. [+]

Law Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Law (MA) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Number of places available: 20 Number of full tuition fee waivers: 1 Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences with at least 30 ECTS in Law courses The Master's programme in Law is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as giving detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law; Law and Technology. The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas. The faculty – Tallinn Law School (TLS) members, who come from Estonia, Sweden, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia, Australia, India, the UK and the USA, include highly qualified legal academics and well-respected legal practitioners from international law firms (Tark, Grunte and Sutkiene, Glimstedt, MAQS, etc.), public officials, public prosecutors, trial lawyers and judges. Key features Specialisations in: 1) European Union and international law 2) Law and Technology Student exchange with top European universities (e.g., Maastricht University, Turku University, etc.) and international summer schools Participation in international moot court competitions, research projects and different networks (e.g., European Law Faculties Association, International Association of Law Schools, etc.) Internationally recognised lecturers (professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, professor Tanel Kerikmäe, Associate Professor Lehte Roots, etc.) who received their doctoral degrees from Uppsala, Helsinki, Florence, Bremen and elsewhere Future career options Taught by the Law School’s international faculty, graduates of Tallinn Law School have excellent career prospects in the public and private sectors, at international organisations and European institutions, such as the European Commission, ministries and regulators, patent offices or as corporate lawyers in the rapidly growing high-technology field. Programme specific requirements Motivation letter/ personal statement For each programme you apply to, an individual motivation letter (statement of purpose) must be inserted. Please include following: previous experience and being familiar with the field of law in practice or in theory, work experience (0-2 points); interest in the special field or area of law, a vision of the professional career after completing the curriculum (0-2 points); ideas for future research in the field (0-2 points); understanding the interaction of legal science with other disciplines (0-2 points); grammatically fluent and correct (English) (0-2 points). Grading scale: 0-10 points. Positive scale: 5-10 points. The candidate must collect at least 5 points to be in the competition. PS! It is important to properly cite any sources (quotations, publications, ideas which are not your own etc.) used in your motivation letter, because to do otherwise would be plagiarism and result in disqualification. General admission requirements please visit the Admissions section. [-]

MA European Studies: Governing Europe

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

In Governing Europe you study contemporary Europe and the EU. This one-year programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Contemporay Europe and the EU The European Studies programme Governing Europe offers: Deep understanding of policy making and international relations in contemporary Europe and the EU. A unique combination of Politics, Law, Economics and History. Thorough training in analytical and communication skills that are essential in a professional research and policy environment, both at home and abroad. In Governing Europe you study contemporary Europe and the EU. This one-year programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. Governing Europe enables you to unravel the various political, legal, economic and historical patterns that affect contemporary international governance and policy in Europe and its border regions. The programme teaches you to argue a well-informed view on European and EU affairs and provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential in research or policy environments. European Studies at the UvA Perceptions of Europe and its cultures, and policy-making processes are the primary themes of European Studies at the UvA. What structures past or present contribute to the realization of a political, legal and economic order? How do Europeans, European states and their institutions perceive and present themselves? Special attention is devoted to Europe’s relation to the world, and particularly to Eastern Europe. The lecturers and researchers who teach in this programme have extensive expertise in various aspects of Europe, both past and present. Degree certificate Governing Europe is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA). Programme structure The Master's in Governing Europe comprises 60 ECTS credits: 18 credits for core courses 24 credits for electives 18 credits for a Master's thesis Curriculum The mandatory courses of Governing Europe give an in-depth introduction to theories of governance, international policies and European integration in Europe. Particular attention is devoted to the geopolitics and international relations of European affairs. Politics, Law, Economics and History of European integration are the corner stones of the programme. In addition, students can choose from various electives that focus on a range of topics, such as: Neoliberalism in Europe European Law EU cultural policy The history of European unity and integration European cultural or public sphere Russia and Eastern Europe A thorough research project that results in a thesis of 18EC is the pinnacle of your MA programme. Upon completion you will have gained deep understanding of policy making and international relations in Europe, and will have the necessary skills to conduct independent research in this field. [-]

Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’ [+]

Preparing You for Public Leadership Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount. AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’ Gain a Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective With increasing global interdependence, hard distinctions between foreign and domestic policy no longer exist. The Master’s program capitalizes on its location in the heart of Europe to train future public leaders to tackle today’s most pressing issues from an international perspective. The goal is to produce strong analytical thinkers and practitioners ready to be of service across cultures and national boundaries. Coursework in diplomacy and international law includes elements of international relations, economics, law, and political science to examine the problems of our day—and search for the best way to administer and manage innovative solutions. You will develop expertise in negotiation, strategic diplomatic thinking, and legal analysis to support your next career step. Unprecedented Access to Prestigious Program Partners A core component of the Master’s program in Diplomacy and International Law is the opportunity to work with our prestigious partners, applying classroom theory to challenging practical environments: Students in the MA program partner with the French War College in the annual Coalition Exercise, a polyvalent simulation of a military intervention during a humanitarian crisis. AUP students join the more than 500 officers and diplomatic participants to play the role of UN and international NGO humanitarian aid workers on the ground in a conflict zone, elaborating a humanitarian aid plan that provides relief to the tens of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire. You will also earn a certificate from the University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Program. Preparation for the certificate includes a practicum on international justice at The Hague, where you will engage in trial reporting and briefings with high level experts. As part of the MA in Diplomacy and International Law program you will participate in exciting, interactive modules with leading experts and practitioners from some of today’s most engaged NGOs. Ensure your Professional Impact Whether in the public or private sector, professionals need to be international and transnational in their outlook and vision. AUP’s MA in Diplomacy in International Law prepares you for exciting career paths to effect real change Program Requirements International Affairs courses (16 credits) PO 5005 Philosophical Foundations of International Relations PO 5075 Ecole de Guerre PO5002 – four modules. Subjects may include: Negotiation for Diplomacy Strategic Diplomatic Thinking Humanitarian Disaster Relief NGO Budget Planning Micro Finance Choose two from the following classes (8 credits) PO 5031 Global Public Policy PO 5072 The United States and World Affairs PO5073 Media and Society in the Middle East PO5025 Communications and the Global Public Sphere PO5026 Political and Economics of Global Media PO5O91 Topics. Subjects may include: Geopolitics of Emerging Countries Digital Advocacy and Social Movements Law courses (4 credits) LW 5000 International Public Law Choose one from the following LW courses (4 credits) LW5020 Comparative Law PO/LW5080 Women, Conflict and International Law PO/LW5091 Topics. Subjects may include: Rule of Law in Russia and China Islam and Law Transitional Justice Summer Session Requirements Hague Practicum (6 credits) University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Programme (10 credits) 1ST SEMESTER (FALL) 2ND SEMESTER (SPRING) 3RD SEMESTER (SUMMER) LW5000 Ecole de Guerre Hague Practicum PO5002 x 2 PO5002 x 2 Oxford Law Programme PO5005 PO elective - PO elective LW elective - 16 credits 16 credits 16 credits [-]

MA in Law and International Management

WSPiA Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies
Campus Full time April 2017 Poland Warsaw

This Master’s degree programme is offered in partnership with the Citadel School of Business (USA). [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Get your MA degree! Make your choice, do not squander this opportunity You are reading about a Master’s degree programme of an unusual character. In the XXI century many educational institutions have realized that reliance on the XIX century patterns of teaching and learning is a dead end. They have figured out that in the world of rapid technological growth, changing geopolitical realities (a two-superpower world transforming into a one-superpower international system which in turn is sliding into a multiple-power system with many regional powers), and yet-to-fathom demographic shifts, apart from skills and competencies one should learn how to adapt, use one’s imagination and creativity, appreciate diversity and choose optimal courses of action. Indeed, education, especially second cycle education, takes on a completely different meaning in the world where picking up a profession is not a life-long adventure. At the time of your reading these lines many professions that would be important in your life do not even exist. The leading educational institutions, therefore, have begun to seek new solutions to the problem of contemporary education. At the Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies at the Department of International Studies of the Mieszko I School of Education and Administration we have conscientiously scrutinized our own extensive experience and practices of many top-notched schools, universities and institutes offering educational programs related to business, economics, management, law and administration. Our staff have studied and taught at universities and colleges in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Cardiff, Kiev, London, Lviv, Melbourne, Minneapolis, Moscow, Poznan, Warsaw. Also, we have travelled to and examined study programmes in such countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Russian Federation, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Ghana, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and India. We have come to the conclusion that contemporary business education should be based on three pillars: quality, interdisciplinary character, and international approach. Quality is a truly compact concept. It encompasses high level of instruction, first-class facilities, library resources, etc. In our understanding, it also comprises this special attitude: It is great to come to know something, to read about it, but the genuine understanding comes from action, from sharing how some goal has actually been achieved, from being motivated enough to embark upon action and from having enough ‘élan vital’ (this creative force within you which is responsible for your growth, adaptability and desirable changes) to persevere when a given target seems to be unattainable. The second pillar is an interdisciplinary basis of the curriculum. You will specialize on a specific topic while writing your Master’s thesis. However, the program itself teaches you law and management with hefty measures of international relations, economics, psychology and administration. You will be proud to show your diploma to your employer and you will also be confident that you will be able to take care of your professional tasks in all their variety and complexity. Life does not heed our division of studies into disciplines. It will never adopt to us, this is us who should adopt to it. Life does not long entrust fascinating jobs to the unimaginative, obstinate, narrow-minded and overly specialized. Finally, we do believe that contemporary education should be international. This is the third pillar. As with the concept of quality, ‘being international’ is an intricate notion. It does not only mean that having students from various countries is desirable, it also entails ceasing to be parochial, looking for relevant case-studies in other countries, cooperating with your partners abroad, and trying to fathom global trends. When we study a case far away from us, we learn first and foremost about ourselves as we endeavor to figure how we would behave in a given situation. If you are looking for a Master’s degree, we are sure we have something special to offer to you. Should the above description of our MA in Law and International Management programme taught in partnership with The Citadel Business School (USA) and Pedagogium – School of Social Sciences (Poland) inspire an interest in finding out more about the programme, please write to us at info@icbs.edu.pl Admissions The admissions procedure is based on principles of transparency, nondiscrimination, simplicity and active communication with candidates. One should have a Bachelor’s degree in order to enrol in our MA programme. During the admissions procedure the following documents are to be sent via email (as electronic copies or scans) by a prospective student: A completed application form, Red Check Mark Your CV (Resume), A copy of the Candidate’s high school diploma, A copy of the Bachelor’s diploma together with a copy of the transcript, A copy of your passport or official ID (only the page(s) showing your name, picture and passport number) A formal photo (one of the formats: JPEG (jpg), TIFF (tif), BITMAP (bmp), PNG (png), GIF (gif); min. size is 236 x 295 pixels). Only documents in Polish, English, German, Russian or Ukrainian are accepted without an authorized translation into Polish. There are two intakes per academic year: till the end of October and till the end of March. There is no requirement of sending us a proof of English language proficiency. However, if you have one please send it in the application package. The above documents are reviewed by the Admissions Committee which makes its decision about acceptance of the candidate. Once accepted the Candidate receives an acceptance letter together with the School-Student Agreement to be signed (a scanned copy is accepted). Students commence their studies once the Agreement is signed and the first instalment is paid. During the course of studies international students will have to nostrify their BA/BSc diplomas at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. To find out more about the nostrification procedure please click here. Because of the above, all the accepted candidates are supposed to bring along and submit at ICBS the originals of their Bachelor’s diplomas (together with the transcripts). The Admissions Committee and the administration of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies are always very positively predisposed to all candidates. We do help them complete all the required documents and pass successfully the admissions procedure. Tuition fees At the Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies at the Department of International Studies of the Mieszko I School of Education and Administration we can do many thing for you once you become our student. We can invite more guest speakers, organize conferences, encourage you to publish in our journal, run cultural events, write you a letter of recommendation, etc. What we cannot do is to further lower the tuition fee. It is truly competitive and allows us to maintain the level of instruction that you and we are proud of. Applying to our MA program you do not pay the application fee. Once accepted you pay the entry fee of 400 PLN (110 USD or 100 EUR) and the first instalment of the tuition fee or its full amount if you wish. The program tuition fee totals to 8000 PLN annually (which is equivalent to 2200 USD or 2000 EUR). Remember that you study two years. You may pay it in two instalments of 4000 PLN (1100 USD or 1000 EUR each). Payments can be made by bank transfer in Polish Zloty (PLN), euro (EUR) or US dollars (USD). Curriculum This Master’s degree programme is offered in partnership with the Citadel School of Business (USA). Here is a list of courses that the curriculum includes: Legal Issues in Business Corporate Finance Project Management Macroeconomics Incentives and Performance Power and Institutions in World Politics Marketing International Business Communication Business Leadership Strategic Management Economic Policy Business Ethics International Financial Institutions International Trade Law International Business Strategies Innovation and Competitiveness Business in Emerging Markets Global Energy Policy Business Organizations Statistics for Business International Competition Law Enterprise in Global Business Global Economic Forecast International Negotiations MA Seminar You will have to complete these courses during four semesters (two academic years) earning altogether 120 ECTS. Some of the courses will be elective (i.e. optional), all others – mandatory. During the course of studies students have to earn 20 ECTS for elective courses. If one miss a given module because of one’s work or family reasons, she/he will have a chance to complete it by writing special assignments through distance learning. Not more than 40% of the MA programme may be completed by distance learning. You will also have to complete an internship (this is an obligatory requirement). Weekly tutorials will be held to assist you in writing your final assignments and in preparing your final MA thesis. The above effectively means that our module-based MA programme is, in practice, a full-time educational offer. Those of you who would be busy at work or would be constrained by family responsibilities could still attend only the mandatory modules, ask for a permission to complete an internship in the home country and do the tutorials online. Our MA in Law and International Management programme taught in partnership with The Citadel School of Business (USA) is flexible enough to accommodate your preferences without lowering the standards of education and compromising the feeling of genuine fulfilment from the studies. At the end of your studies you will defend your MA thesis (about 50 pages). The topic of your thesis should be agreed with your supervisor during the third semester of studies. Upon graduation you will be awarded the Master’s degree in Administration and receive a diploma of finishing the MA in Law and International Management programme taught in partnership with The Citadel School of Business (USA), both issued by the Mieszko I School of Education and Administration. The programme is delivered through modules, tutorials and internships. There will be 8 modules altogether (2 modules per semester). The modules will be held in November, January, April and June. Each module will last five days (from Wednesday to Sunday). Following each module the students will have to complete written assignments. Weekly tutorials will help the students to write these assignments. Also, the students will have to complete an internship. Finally, they will have to write an MA thesis (with the help from their supervisors) and defend it. [-]

MA in Art, Law and Economy

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14  October 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The MA in Art, Law and Economy aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art, law and the economy. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the legal, financial and political considerations and the corresponding regulatory approaches implemented in Europe and elsewhere concerning the creation of works of art, the art trade, the operation of the markets concerned, the function of intellectual property law at the EU and international level, the protection of cultural heritage and protection against unlawfully acquired works of art. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

 

The Course

The MA in Art, Law and Economy adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.... [-]


MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 Aruba Oranjestad

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Law and Regulations. Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries. Why this programme? Taxes are a fact of life, yet not all tax systems are created equal. In a globalising world where tax payers often have connections to more than one country and companies do millions of cross-border transactions every day, knowledge of multiple tax systems is becoming increasingly valuable. Frequent updates and revisions also make it a highly dynamic field of law. In the double-degree programme in International and European Tax Law, you’ll be familiarised with corporate taxation and international tax planning in different countries in Europe and the Americas. It will provide you with the opportunity to deepen and strengthen your tax knowledge from a regional as well as an international/European perspective. Taught on Aruba The programme is entirely taught on the University of Aruba campus in Oranjestad. This strategic location offers many advantages. As it is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, this Caribbean island often functions as a hub between Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. You’ll therefore be living in an international and multicultural environment. You’ll also have access to lectures and guest lectures taught by instructors and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, who have worked in many different countries. Is it for me? This programme is the right choice if: you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration or a related field you have a basic knowledge of the tax system of your home country or country of previous studies you are a tax professional in Latin America and the Carbic region seeking to work in a transnational environment or you are a professional from another continent who would like to immerse yourself in corporate international tax law in the USA and Latin America What you'll actually do Tax law forms the core of the programme. A broad range of economic, legal and social topics are discussed from the perspective of international and European tax law. Students gain a hands-on approach by discussing and solving real-life tax problems and cases. Our differences are our greatest strength The American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law is a highly international programme. You’ll attend lectures taught by instructors from Maastricht University, the University of Aruba, the University of Florida and many other renowned universities. Your fellow students will also have a diverse range of backgrounds all bringing their own specialties and academic methods. Learning in an international classroom offers students the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures, promotes critical thinking, and helps to develop an appreciation for other points of view, bringing you closer to the programme’s goal of teaching students not only facts and concepts but also international accessibility and understanding. Problem-Based Learning As with many Maastricht University programmes, the Faculty of Law’s programmes are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL). In small tutorial groups of up to 13 students, you seek solutions to ‘problems’ taken from real-world situations. PBL requires you to be proactive in setting learning goals and encourages you to engage your peers over matters of law, helping you build the social skills necessary for future legal practice. Moot court competitions Maastricht University has built a considerable reputation on the international moot court circuit by winning first place in the European Law Moot Court Competition several years in a row. Our law students also compete in various other moot court competitions in the Netherlands and abroad, such as: René Cassin Moot Court Competition World Trade Organization Moot Court Competition Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition In these competitions, Maastricht University regularly outperforms universities such as Harvard University, New York University and Paris-Sorbonne. Rankings & recognition International and European Tax Law is tied for 1st in its category in the national Keuzegids ranking The master's programme in International and European Tax Law is tied for 1st place in the International Law: Economic and Business Law category of the 2016 Keuzegids. The Keuzegids Masters 2016 offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands. 94% of students recommend this programme: Elsevier The programme in International and European Tax Law ranked 2nd in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction, according to the Elsevier Best Studies ranking. The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey. Here are some of the highlights from the International and European Tax Law programme: 94% of the students would recommend this programme to others 78% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors 70% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the education UM is the 4th best young university in the world Maastricht University has climbed to the 4th place in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) '150 Under 50' ranking for the best young universities in the world. After maintaining the 6th place for three years in the THE ranking for universities under the age of 50, UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this new THE ranking. UM also scores in the top 10 in the 2015 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’, at 8th place. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. UM ranked as 14th most international university in the world UM ranks 14th in the 2016 Times Higher Education ranking of the most international universities in the world. The ranking is based on a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country. This top 20 position confirms UM's international profile. Your future Graduates of the Double Degree Programme in International and European Tax Law are legal professionals with a thorough knowledge of financial and business matters. They have studied tax law from a multidisciplinary, international perspective. This gives them a strong position in the job market. Practically all our students find a job soon after they have graduated. Generally, their salary levels are higher than for jurists who graduate in other law fields. The international orientation of the programme will make you particularly well-suited for work at international organisations or international law firms. You’ll also be able to pursue a career in many different countries. Admission requirements If you do not have a bachelor's degree in either Tax Law or Fiscal Economics, the regular Dutch language exam is compulsory in order to be admitted to the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (NOB). Language proficiency Applicants who are non-native English speakers and have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must meet one of the following requirements: IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5 TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 paper-based (PBT), 233 computer-based (CBT) or 90 internet-based (iBT) Cambridge examinations: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C Note: a master's degree in fiscal economics alone (without a bachelor's degree in fiscal economics) is not sufficient to be directly admissible to the master's programme in tax law. Entrance exam Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or law may qualify for an exemption of the admission exam, depending on the inclusion of sufficient tax law courses in their bachelor's. We advise all students to have taken a course in substantive tax law in their home countries. Please keep in mind that the admission exam is only required if a candidate is not directly admissible. The entrance exam takes place twice a year; in May and in November. The next entrance exam will take place on the 12th of May 2016 in Maastricht and the 13th of May, 2016 in the Hague. Please note clearly on the registration form which date and location you prefer. Candidates are required to bring a valid passport or EU identity card. Please register for this exam no later than 22 April, 2016 by using the registration form. It is possible to take the entrance exam online under supervised conditions in your own country. Recommended literature Ault/Arnold, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, third edition, 2010, Aspen Publishers / Kluwer Law International, parts 2, 3 and 4 N. Foster, Foster on EU Law, Oxford University Press, latest edition Examination fee The entrance examination fee of € 50,00 is to be paid directly into account number 657618705 (ING Bank; BIC-code INGBNL2A; IBAN code NL05INGB 0657618705) of Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht. Please clearly state your name and the reference number 32030023N / 84000. The amount must be in our account one week prior the exam. [-]