Education – Faculty of Law

Education – Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law offers a five-year integrated master’s degree in law, a LL.M.-programme in Law of the Sea, a joint Nordic master’s programme in Environmental Law, exchange programmes with elective law courses taught in English, as well as a PhD programme in Law. Read more about our LL.M.-programmes in the study catalogue

Law courses taught in English 

Our courses are available for students from our partner universities as well as guest students. Read more about becoming an exchange student at UiT here!  

Courses at UiT consist of both lectures and seminars, student presentations, written assignments, and practical exercises (moot courts). The courses offered in English during the 2024 fall semester are:

Courses are assessed by an exam at the end of the semester. The examination is either a six-hour closed book written exam, or a written home exam combined with an oral exam. All written exams are held digitally. 

PhD programme in Law 

To be qualified for admission to the PhD programme in Law, the applicant must have completed a master’s degree with good grades, either an integrated master’s degree of 300 credits or a master’s degree of 120 credits building upon a bachelor’s degree of 180 credits. The faculty may approve other qualifications for admission where these are equivalent.  PhD positions are advertised via and EURAXESS


Master (1½ – 5 years)


Further and continuing education