The program consists of general studies (30 ECTS), specialization studies (30 ECTS) in either Arctic Law and Governance or Transcultural Business Law, and development of expertise (30 ECTS). Bridging studies (max 30 ECTS) are also available for those who have not completed all of the required studies in Public International Law or Comparative Law.

Arctic Law and Governance
  • gives a comprehensive knowledge of the key areas related to the Arctic governance, such as climate change, ocean governance and the rights of indigenous peoples;
  • provides an understanding of international environmental law in general and its application in the Arctic region in particular, as well as a knowledge of the various levels of law- and policy-making in the Arctic; and
  • develops skills for working with international instruments, case law, and literature with a view to writing research and engaging in legal praxis.

Transcultural Business Law
  • develops key legal professional capacities to encounter new transcultural elements in a globalized world;
  • provides the conceptual tools for understanding the profound interaction between culture and law; and
  • enhances skills in analysing encounters in legal and cultural contexts ranging from new forms of international economic co-operation between nation-states to global business.