Why you should study at Department of Law

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.

A legal education can give you a better overall understanding on how society works, the rules that you as a citizen must abide to, etc. A legal education can also give a better understanding of a specific subject. For example, if you work or plan to work in an international organization, a legal course in this subject can improve your understanding of this area.  

We offer a variety of different courses, some at full speed and some at half speed. This means that you can find a course that suits your preferred way of studying.

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.

We offer a variety of courses that will give you competence that will be useful in many different countries. For example courses in European Union law or International law. A course in Swedish law can also be useful in other legal systems, since it will make you look at other legal systems in a different light.

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 is one of the largest universities in Sweden with over 36,000 registered students. Umeå University offers 30 master's programmes taught entirely in English.More about Umeå University

Umeå was ranked 1st in Sweden for International student satisfaction according to the International Student Barometer. Swedish universities were generally ranked high, especially for the high quality of education and research, and that people are friendly.  Read more about this

Umeå University has put together a video with some of the university's international students.

Umeå offers long warm summer nights with a sun that almost never sets, and a Nordic winter with shimmering northern lights. Umeå is the largest city in the northern Sweden, where different worlds and cultures meet. More about living in Umeå

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.


Contact Information

Student Counselour: Stefan Lidberg
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Department of Law, Social Sciences building, level 5

Tel:  090 - 786 52 33

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