TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Study programme form

1. Title of the study programme ÕIGUSTEADUS
2. Title of the study programme in English LAW
3. Study level Bachelor’s studies
4. Study form(s) regular studies, block mode study
5. Educational institution TALLINN UNIVERSITY
6. Study programme volume (ECTS credit) 180
7. Nominal duration of study 3 years
8. Study domain en: Ärindus, haldus ja õigus
9. Study programme group law
10. Study field en: Õigus
11. Study programme code in EHIS 112737
12. Study programme administrator Phillip W. Graves
13. Language(s) of instruction English
14. Other languages needed to achieve learning outcomes
15. First registration of the study programme 22.03.2012
16. Conditions of admission Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education or a corresponding qualification giving access to higher education
Admission examination: written letter of motivation and oral interview.  Proof of English on B2 level (European framework of reference for languages)
17. Main field(s) of study and their volume (ECTS credit) Law 146 ECTS
18. Minor field(s) of study, ohter possible specialisations and their volume (ECTS credit)
19. Study programme objectives ” to create preconditions for formation of principle competency of the main spheres of law and theoretical developmental trends and methods proceeded from the European values and legal culture and considering the context of globalising world;
” to create preconditions for developing skills of logically argued critical thinking, analysing and interpretation and their application for solving the easier legal issues;
” to create preconditions for development of professional and moral standards and skills of application of law knowledge and formation the skills to assess the consequences of his/her activities in society, as well as to use legal data bases;
” to create preconditions to develop skills for teamwork and its  leadership and for preparedness for tolerance of diversity of attitudes and values;
” to create conditions to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes for life-long learning and continuing studies of law on Masters level.
20. Learning outcomes of the study programme – has systematic knowledge of principle spheres of law, their internal connections, theoretical schools and developmental trends as well as the most important legal systems and the role and functions of law in society
– has knowledge in the different spheres of social sciences connected with law and can use the knowledge in understanding the today´s globalising world and is able to solve easier legal issues
– can analyse logically correctly and critically legal problems from the aspect of today`s social developments using  appropriate theories and methods and planning his/her activities assessing the possible consequences in society
– can capable to find necessary data from different legal databases, is prepared to participate or lead teamwork, is tolerant for diversity of social attitudes and values
– can explain professional problems in a foreign language both in written and orally and participates in professional disputes
– can capable to determine his/her personal development and need for professional advanced studies and is tended to life-long learning
– can capable to use knowledge, skills and attitudes that are preconditions for continuation Law studies on Master´s level and enable to solve practical legal principle issues
21. The title of diploma or academic degree(s) Sotsiaalteaduse bakalaureus
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)
22. Documents issued at graduation Diploma and Diploma Supplement
23. Structure of the study programme Main field of study: Law
   University Wide Courses 18/0
   Institute Wide Courses 18/0
   Module Specific Courses 0/36
   Law Electives 0/24
   Compulsory Specialty Courses 56/0
   University Wide Electives 0/16
   Bachelor’s Thesis 12/0
24. Options to complete the study programme Students have to complete all modules according to the extent prescribed by the study programme.
The Research Paper should be written on a topic that is part of the research directions of the law study area of the School of Governance, Law and Society.
25. Graduation terms In order to graduate, the student shall complete the study programme in the given volume, which includes passing all compulsory courses and compiling and defending the Bachelors thesis.  As an additional requirement for students who have been admitted until 2015/2016 the foreign language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages shall correspond to C1 level, and their computer skills shall be sufficient for university studies
26. Joint curriculum no
27. Additional information Õppekava kuraator: Phillip Graves.

   STUDY PROGRAMME MODULES, THEIR OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Title: University Wide Courses Volume: 18 ECTS
Objectives To create preconditions for acquiring legal knowledge in interrelations between human, society and culture, and in theoretical approaches of society; (
To assist the formation of interdisciplinary and critical thinking for better understanding the rapidly changing and globalizing world of today; (
To develop capability of participation in discussing questions concerning society and making independent decisions.
Learning outcomes Has knowledge about relationships between people, society and culture and their theoretical approaches;(
Is able to understand the societal and cultural action mechanisms and to orientate in important social problems; (
Ability to identify and interconnect societal concerns and values behind legal principles and rules;(
Has skills to express his/her reasoned opinions in regarding the main issues of contemporary society and has ability to discuss and solve principle issues of civil society.
Assessment of the module:
Subject based 
Courses
Course code Course title Volume (ECTS)

Compulsory courses 18 ECTS
HIK6082.HT Critical Thinking 6
YID6001.YM LIFE – Learning in Interdisciplinary Focused Environment 6
YKI6001.YK Studying at the University 6

   Selection principles: Module is compulsory

Title: Compulsory Specialty Courses Volume: 56 ECTS
Objectives To create preconditions for acquiring knowledge in functioning of various legal systems, and in fundamental concepts of law, theoretical- philosophical concepts and methods in historical- cultural, comparative and contemporary context;
To create preconditions for understanding the system of international and European Union legal protection and its sub-systems and functions;
To develop skills for legal analysis and argumentation, ability to critically and interdisciplinary analyse legal problems;
To assist to understand legal knowledge in broader context of values and to form corresponding ethical convictions and attitudes;
To create preconditions for skills to explain professional problems in foreign language and participate in professional disputes;
To develop skills to use legal databases and internet sources.(
Learning outcomes The graduate:
Has knowledge of law as a system, its principle fields, theories and methods and connections with the other social sciences (social philosophy, sociology, political sciences, economics, etc.);
Has knowledge about he role of law in the globalizing world and in post modernizing society and its connections with the world of values and ethical convictions;
Has knowledge in the system and regulation of international and European Union legal protection;
Has an ability to use principle rules of logical thinking and legal argumentation for solving professional issues and in public presentations;
Has an ability to use foreign language and knowledge of legal data bases in solving professional problems;
Is able to use his/her knowledge, skills and ability in personal and professional development, to take ethical responsibility for decision making in unpredictable topical issues.
Assessment of the module: Subject-based
Courses
Course code Course title Volume (ECTS)

Compulsory courses 56 ECTS
AKJ6293.YK International Human Rights 3
AKJ6294.YK Introduction to European Union Law 3
AKJ6297.YK Administrative, Procedural, and Enforcement Law 6
AKJ6298.YK Public International Law 5
AKJ6299.YK Civil Law I: Law of Contractual and Non-Contractual Obligations 5
AKJ6300.YK Civil Law II: Family Law, Property Law, Succession Law 4
AKJ6302.YK Comparative Constitutional Law 3
AKJ6303.YK Private International Law 3
AKJ6304.YK Principles of Criminal Law 3
AKJ6306.YK Law of Business Associations 3
AKJ6320.YK Practical Training 6
AKJ6322.YK Logic and Judicial Argumentation 4
AKJ6335.YK Social and Legal Philosophy 5
RAS6018.YK Sociology of Law 3

   Selection principles: Module is compulsory

Title: University Wide CoursesVolume: 18 ECTS
ObjectivesTo create preconditions for acquiring legal knowledge in interrelations between human, society and culture, and in theoretical approaches of society; (
To assist the formation of interdisciplinary and critical thinking for better understanding the rapidly changing and globalizing world of today; (
To develop capability of participation in discussing questions concerning society and making independent decisions.
Learning outcomesHas knowledge about relationships between people, society and culture and their theoretical approaches;(
Is able to understand the societal and cultural action mechanisms and to orientate in important social problems; (
Ability to identify and interconnect societal concerns and values behind legal principles and rules;(
Has skills to express his/her reasoned opinions in regarding the main issues of contemporary society and has ability to discuss and solve principle issues of civil society. 
Assessment of the module: Subject based 
Courses
Course code Course title Volume (ECTS)

Compulsory courses 18 ECTS
AKJ6292.YK Society and Law 6
RIM6101.YK Entrepreneurship and Economics 6
RIT6101.YK State, Politics and Government 6

   Selection principles: Module is compulsory

Title: Law Electives Volume: 24 ECTS
Objectives – To create conditions to acquire in-depth knowledge according to the students legal interest areas;
– To provide an opportunity to develop practical legal skills.
Learning outcomes The student who has completed the module:
– Has in-depth knowledge of select areas of law;
– Has practical legal skills.
Assessment of the module: Subject based
Courses
Course code Course title Volume (ECTS)

Electives min. 24 ECTS
AKJ6057.YK Moot Court (trial and appellate) 4
AKJ6179.YK Comparative Legal Systems 4
AKJ6186.YK The History and Future of the EU 4
AKJ6187.YK EU Intellectual Property Rights 4
AKJ6243.YK Insurance Law 3
AKJ6295.YK Law and Economics 3
AKJ6301.YK International Arbitration and Mediation 3
AKJ6314.YK International Courts 4
AKJ6318.YK Transnational Criminal Law 4
AKJ6319.YK International Internship  9
AKJ6333.YK Legal Ethics  3
AKJ6334.YK International Financial and Tax Law 4

   Selection principles: 24 ECTS of electives should be chosen.

Title: Module Specific Courses Volume: 36 ECTS
Elective Modules:  Title min. ECTS ECTS
1 European and International Law Module 36 36
2 Finnish Law Module 36 36
Objectives To create preconditions for acquiring knowledge in functioning of various legal systems, and in fundamental concepts of law, theoretical- philosophical concepts and methods in historical- cultural, comparative and contemporary context;
To create preconditions for understanding the system of international and European Union legal protection and its sub-systems and functions;
To develop skills for legal analysis and argumentation, ability to critically and interdisciplinary analyse legal problems;
To assist to understand legal knowledge in broader context of values and to form corresponding ethical convictions and attitudes;
To create preconditions for skills to explain professional problems in foreign language and participate in professional disputes;
To develop skills to use legal databases and internet sources.
Learning outcomes The graduate :
Has knowledge of law as a system, its principle fields, theories and methods and connections with the other social sciences (social philosophy, sociology, political sciences, economics, etc.);
Has knowledge about he role of law in the globalizing world and in post modernizing society and its connections with the world of values and ethical convictions;
Has knowledge in the system and regulation of international and European Union legal protection;
Has an ability to use principle rules of logical thinking and legal argumentation for solving professional issues and in public presentations;
Has an ability to use foreign language and knowledge of legal data bases in solving professional problems;
Is able to use his/her knowledge, skills and ability in personal and professional development, to take ethical responsibility for decision making in unpredictable topical issues.
Assessment of the module: Subject Based
Courses
Course code Course title Volume (ECTS)
Elective module: European and International Law Module

Electives min. 36 ECTS
AKJ6050.YK European Union Competition Law 4
AKJ6203.YK International Criminal Law 4
AKJ6206.YK Maritime Law 4
AKJ6207.YK International Humanitarian Law 4
AKJ6305.YK European Union Constitutional and Administrative Law 6
AKJ6307.YK European Union Internal Market Law 6
AKJ6308.YK International Economic Law 4
AKJ6309.YK International Commercial Law 4
Elective module: Finnish Law Module

Electives min. 36 ECTS
AKJ6215.YK Introduction to the Finnish Legal System 4
AKJ6216.YK Finnish Property Law 4
AKJ6217.YK Finnish Administrative Law 4
AKJ6219.YK Finnish Criminal Law 4
AKJ6222.YK Finnish Procedural Law and Restorative Justice 4
AKJ6310.YK Finnish Civil Law I 6
AKJ6311.YK Finnish Civil Law II 6
AKJ6312.YK Finnish Constitutional Law 4

   Selection principles: Student has to choose on of the two elective modules and to pass all subjects in chosen module

Title: University Wide Electives Volume: 16 ECTS
Objectives To create conditions to realize the need for individual development and intellectual interests;
To create conditions to improve language- and computer skills.
Learning outcomes After completing the study module, a student :
Has knowledge and skills proceeding from specific interests to study, that support individual development in chosen specialty;
Has improved language- and computer skills necessary for university studies
Assessment of the module Subject based

   Selection principles: Selection is based on the student’s individual learning needs.

Title: Bachelor’s Thesis Volume: 12 ECTS
Objectives ” to form and deepen the skills to critically and interdisciplinary analyse and handle legal problems and to orientate in professional literature;
” to direct students to independent research work;
” to develop academic self-expression skills. 
Learning outcomes After completing the thesis, a student:
” knows law-related problems and legal research methods and methodology;
” can word the problems associated with the field of specialty and evaluate different solutions using appropriate methods;
” can express oneself in accordance with the first stage (level) of university education;
” can write a research paper;
” appreciates creative research activity and lifelong learning. 
Assessment of the module Bachelor´s Thesis is defended publicly