Education at Department of Law
We offer a legal education that is one of the most modern in Sweden. For us, the student's own learning and development is our top priority.
Our Selection of Courses
The Department of Law offers an appreciated selection of courses in English, mainly European law and international law for international and exchange students. See our available courses in English
Before applying to a course, see UmU:s pages for prospective students. Please note that the application procedure will be different if you are an exchange student than if you are an International student.
If you have already been admitted to a course, navigate to UmU:s site for admitted students and to our site for our Students. You can also find syllabus, schedule, and a welcome letter for your course under courses.
Why you should study law
Law and legal norms influence almost every aspect of society. This makes legal competence highly regarded within both private and public workplaces. Our courses will help you acquire this competence.
Why you should study law at the Department of Law
We think that you should invest your time and money in a legal education at Department of Law because:
- We offer a legal education that is one of the most modern in Sweden. For us, the student's own learning and development is our top priority. Our pedagogical model let our students develop their skills in legal problem solving by practicing on relevant and current problems. We are also not afraid to challenge customs when it comes to law and learning, if we think that it improves the students' learning.
- Our researchers participate in teaching and make current legal research an integral part of the teaching.
- We educate students in smaller groups than other Swedish universities that offer courses in law. This creates an intimate environment where students are given opportunities to express themselves and ask questions.
- We have no visiting hours. Students that have questions are free to come by and ask questions.
If you are interested in a course in law at Department of Law, take a look at our available courses: See our available courses
If you have any questions about our courses please, or any other questions regarding studies at Department of Law, please contact our student counselor, Stefan Lidberg.
Why you should study at Umeå University
Umeå University was ranked 1st in Sweden for International student satisfaction according to the International Student Barometer. Additionally, two international ranking systems have placed Umeå University among the world’s best under the age of 50 years. Umeå University is one of the largest universities in Sweden with over 36,000 registered students.
Umeå is the largest city in the northern Sweden, where different worlds and cultures meet. Umeå offers long warm summer nights when the sun almost never sets, and a Nordic winter with shimmering northern lights. Umeå offers a variety of activities outside studies; for example, IKSU – northern Europe's largest fitness facility, Culture on Campus – offering free culture every week. Additionally, Umeå is the European capitol of culture in 2014.