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Master of Law

Full-time studies
Study form – Online with 2 weeks on-campus session at University
Duration – 1,5 years (90 ECTS)
Language – English
Location – Online and on-campus session in Vilnius, Lithuania
Tuition fee per year – 3500 Eur (EEA); 3500 Eur (non-EEA)
Studies commence – September 1st, 2022
Admission steps

Degree required – Bachelor in Law

About the programme

Educational and Academic Programme “European Union Law“ provides for double Master’s degree diploma programme with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Institute of International Relations Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Where do we need more and where less Europe? What can Europe contribute to global, sustainable and socially just development? These and other questions are covered in European Union Law master level programme. Students learn methodological skills and apply these to practical situations.

The program encourages students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions taking place within the European economy and European society. The program provides insights into the discipline of European law and also takes into account economic and sociological point of view by focusing on the interdependencies between economic trade, legal frameworks, and the social consequences for European states as well as cross-border societal development within the European Union and its neighbors.

One special feature of the programme is the research project in the third semester. Students are given the opportunity to work in research groups attached to faculty chairs or at an associated research facility and develop their own research proposals in the various colloquia on offer.

The European Union Law programme is designed to produce graduates in specialized subjects at a level sufficient to take up management and legal consultation positions in business, governmental and social organisations, trade unions, industrial enterprises, international organizations and organizations active in Europe and worldwide.

Study process:

  • 1st semester students study at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • 2nd semester students study at Kazimieras Simonavičius University, Vilnius
  • 3rd semester students study at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

 

FOR PERSON WHO:

  • is seeking justice;
  • has analytical thinking skills and a strong sense of responsibility;
  • is interested in the European Union law;
  • is already able to solve a variety of legal issues; aims to become a top-level legal professional in the European Union law.

WANTS TO BECOME:

  • lawyer in Lithuanian and European Union public institutions, law firms operating in Lithuania or Belgium (especially in Brussels),
  • lawyer in business, science and non-governmental organizations at the national, European, and global level, and specialize in the European Union and international law.

WANTS TO BE ABLE TO:

  • understand the close interactions of different areas of legal regulation in the multilevel legal environment;
  • critically assess the EU development prospects, identify problems, investigate and analyse them;
  • legally assess regulation of the EU internal policy frameworks and apply scientific research methods to their evaluation;
  • solve a variety of legal problems, initiate and implement ideas, projects;
  • integrate multilevel legal regulation knowledge and make complex decisions.

STUDY SUBJECTS:

European and International Protection of Human Rights / European Union Law / Legal Aspects of Europe’s Integration into the Global Economy / External Relations of the EU / Legal Reasoning in the EU Law / International and European Legal Framework for Migration and Asylum / International and European Social Security Law / Internal Market and EU Citizenship Law / Law of Competition in the EU / Legal Research Methods / Legal Project Group – Case Study / Master Thesis.

KSU Community speaks

Austė Kiškienė
KSU Vice-Rector and Assoc. Professor

The structure of the programme enables to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the European Law and provides students with general and specific legal skills and scientific research methods. The programme is unique and tailored for anyone, who seeks to pursue career in European institutions and organisations or in international enterprises, working in complex legal environment of the EU.

Academic staff 

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PROF. DR. RYŠARDAS BURDA

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PROF. DR. RAMŪNAS JUCEVIČIUS

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PROF. DR. DALIA PERKUMIENĖ

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LECT. KAROLIS KAKLYS

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PROF. DR. RAIMUNDAS KALESNYKAS

Why study in Lithuania?

Lithuania is one of the most bilingual and educated nation in Europe, which makes studying here an excellent opportunity to develop your prospects for an interesting career.

The telecommunications, digital media, biotech, aviation, and aeronautical engineering industries are distinctly strong in Lithuanian.

Another big reason why students choose to come to Lithuania is personal safety. Studying abroad can be obscure, especially if you’re leaving your friends and family behind.

Lithuania is an affordable option, Tuition fee and living cost compared to other countries is fairly low-priced.

You can earn while you learn, international students can work during their semesters, you would not require work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.

According to surveys, 94.2% of foreign students would recommend studying in Lithuania to their friends. Currently there are students from 95 different countries of the world studying in Lithuania.

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Living in Vilnius!

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and most international city in the Baltic region. Lithuania is a member of European union and Students enjoy all the benefits of it: euros as a currency, Visa free travel – Vilnius Airport offers direct flights to many European capitals.

The inhabitants of Vilnius are the most satisfied to live in their city of all 28 European Union capital cities, according to the latest Eurostat study.

The New York Times Ranks Vilnius as one of the best places to live.

Fun facts About Lithuania!

  • Basketball is the most popular sport and said to be the second religion of Lithuanians.  Several Lithuanian basketball players have gone up to the NBA’s Hall of Fame. The Lithuanian players who are currently in the NBA include: Jonas Valanciunas, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Domas Sabonis. Ignas Brazdeikis.
  • Lithuanians Are Super aeronautical and love being in the air. Vilnius is the only capital in the world that you can fly a hot air balloon over.
  • Two famous Pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas attempted a cross Atlantic flight from NYC to Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Aerobatic flying is another specialty; Jurgis Kairys, the world championship even has a maneuver named after him: the Kairys Wheel.
  • Lithuania is a geographical centre of Europe. Jean-George Affholder, a scientist from the French National Geographic Institute determined that the geographic centre of Europe is located at 54°54′N 25°19′E, near a Lithuanian village named Purnuškės.
  • Lithuania has one of the fastest Internet connections in the World. Lithuania is the first country in Europe which has introduced the Local Breakout (LBO) technology, offering cheap mobile internet for travellers and allowing them to avoid big data roaming charges.
  • Lithuanian Language is one of the most ancient language of all time. The longest Lithuanian word is: “nebeprisikiškiakopūsteliaujantiesiems” which has 37 letters.
  • Lithuania is famous for being the only country in the World with its own official scent, called “The Scent of Lithuania”.
  • The Easter eggs are not brought here by some cute and fluffy bunnies, it is the Easter Granny (“Velykų Bobute”) who does that job in Lithuania.