Master Programmes

The Faculty of Law currently offers four top quality, internationally relevant Master Programmes.

Master Programmes

About our master programmes

The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University offers four master programmes each academic year, starting every autumn semester. Three of the master programmes comprise of one academic year, 60 credits, and lead to a Master of Laws (60 credits) LLM with Legal Science as the main field of study. The fourth programme comprises of 2 academic years, 120 credits, and is collaboration between Uppsala University, University of Eastern Finland and UiT the Arctic University of Norway. The language of instruction is English and the programmes are given on campus, with in principle compulsory attendance. Here below you can find more information on each of the programmes that we offer.        

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Intellectual Property (IP) Law

As from the autumn semester of 2015, Uppsala University’s Faculty of Law offers a new master programme in intellectual property law, a programme that is unique in Sweden. The Programme is intended to provide in-depth understanding of central issues in International (including EU) Intellectual Property Law. Taught in English and designed for students from Sweden and abroad, it features problem-based learning that requires a high level of student activity both before and during the teaching sessions. Uppsala University’s Faculty of Law has a strong group of teachers and researchers in IP Law who will all, to a varying extent, be involved in the Master Programme. In charge of the programme is Sanna Wolk, Associate Professor of IP Law at the Faculty of Law.

Application period for the academic year 2019/2020: As from 16 October 2018 until 15 January 2019.

► Intellectual Property Law Programme Page


Investment Treaty Arbitration

The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University, as one of the first higher-education institutions in Europe, is offering a one-year post-graduate programme in the second cycle for students with a three-year (or more) law degree. It is starting in autumn and is designed to focus on the complex procedural and material issues that can arise in investment disputes. The programme will be given entirely in English and will be directed, in collaboration with other international experts, by Kaj Hobér, professor of international investment law and commercial law at Uppsala University.

Application period for the academic year 2019/2020: As from 16 October 2018 until 15 January 2019.

► Investment Treaty Arbitration Programme Page


International Tax Law and EU Tax Law

International tax law and EU tax law are the dual focus of this one-year master programme in the second cycle that is starting in autumn. Issues relating to domestic legislation will also be covered. The entire study programme, which is given in English, is designed around the problem-based learning method that characterizes law studies at the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University. The programme director will be Katia Cejie, associate professor of public financial law. The teaching will be in association with professor Mattias Dahlberg, professor Bertil Wiman and a strong section of teachers and researchers in tax law.  Bertil Wiman is moreover chairman of the Academic Council, consisting of foreign professors of tax law and tax-law practitioners, which will be associated with the programme.

Application period for the academic year 2019/2020: As from 16 October 2018 until 15 January 2019.

► International Tax Law and EU Tax Law Programme Page


Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL)

Internationally, within the EU and nationally, there are many laws for managing climate change and other environmental problems. Environmental law is very complex and dynamic and experts are requested both nationally and internationally. The Nordic Master Program in Environmental Law gives you a competitive degree. The programme provides knowledge in environmental law at three levels: internationally, within the EU and in the different Nordic countries. The programme gives you basic theoretical and methodological knowledge in environmental law. You acquire special legal knowledge and skills within two key environmental fields: (i) management of natural resources and the protection of biodiversity and (ii) climate change and energy transition. The goal is to create good conditions for those who are interested in legal work in the field of environment, nationally or internationally, but also for those who wish to study for a PhD in environmental law. You will study at three Nordic universities, Uppsala University, The University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu and UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø - all with specialist competence in Environmental Law. The teaching language is English and the programme is open for students of all nationalities.

The programme leads to a joint degree (120 credits) from the three participating universities: Master of Legal Science  (Uppsala University), Master of Comparative and International Law (University of Eastern Finland), Master of Laws (UiT The Arctic University of Norway).

Application period for the academic year 2019/2021: From October 16, 2018 to January 15, 2019.

►Joint Nordic Master Programme in Environmental Law (NOMPEL) Programme Page

Any questions?

Do you want to know more about our Master Programmes? Contact our study councellor Lee Holmström at lawmaster@jur.uu.se