Master in International and Institutional Law


Program Description

  • Level of qualification: 7 EQF/NQF Level
  • Duration: 1.5 years 
  • Number of study credits: 90 ECTS, 3 semesters
  • Earliest Start Date: October 2020
  • Languages: Romanian, Russian, English, French
  • Tuition Fee:
    • EU students: 1000 EUR/per year
    • Romanian students: 500 EUR/per year
    • Non-EU students: 2000 EUR/per year 

The Concept of the Specialist Formation

The Master program "International and Institutional law" addresses wide socio-professional categories, namely people who are trained to apply and to interpret the international and EU law. The program is focused on two law branches - International Public Law and European Union Law, is structured so that the skills gained in the first semester could be useful in the study process of the second semester.

The program is unique in its content not only in Moldova but also in the region. In its development, there were taken into account the positioning of a future specialist in relation to the realities and challenges that not only the Republic of Moldova is facing but also the countries in the region. The structure of the Master program provides the opportunity to invite national and international experts, including those delegated by the International Bodies with whom are established partnership agreements, such as UNHCR or ICRC.

The 1st and 2nd Semester of studies of the proposed master program are composed of a complex of fundamental and specialized compulsory disciplines. The 2nd Semester includes an internship (10 ECTS). The study includes the elaboration of a master's thesis, a process planned for the 3rd Semester. The Master's graduates have access to the doctoral cycle to specialty 552.08 - international public Law and European law.

The Master's program "International and institutional law" has an innovative character, since it reflects the current trends in doctrine and practice of the international and European law, being a prompt argument in promoting the idea of European Integration of Moldova and it is focused on elucidating personal and professional skills in the field.

The Purpose and Mission of the Study Program 

The Master program "International and institutional law" aims to train professionals able to apply and explain the national legislation based on the provisions of international and EU law. The Program comes to create master skills in promoting the concept of the primacy of the international and EU law in relation to the national law. Referring to European Union law, its rule is dictated by the Republic of Moldova's aspirations of European integration and of the other countries in the region. For an effective awareness of this subject, the matter is studied not only theoretically, but also on the bases of the national practice of other many states. To achieve the proposed goals, it is studied within the practical lessons the jurisprudence of the international bodies such as the UN International Court of Justice,  International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, etc. Equally, it is analyzed the practice of various international organizations - the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration.

Career Prospects

The graduate of the concerned program will be active in various areas of jurisprudence, including those from Moldova and other countries; public and private institutions; international governmental and non-governmental organizations; or civil society. The gained competencies will enable graduates to work successfully within various bodies with objectives as the monitoring process and enforcement of the rights and fundamental freedoms, at a national, and international level. Equally, master's program graduates will be trained in subdivisions that are providing the legal work of national and international bodies.

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International Perspectives

Apart from the internationally-oriented curriculum, students will get the chance to experience foreign cultures and perspectives through exchange programs with more than 100 partner universities worldwide. Significant international opportunities are also offered by working groups formed of international students, lectures given by international visiting professors, as well as by international study tours.


Semester 1

  • European Protection of Human Rights
  • Law and Management of European Policies
  • Methodology and Ethics of Research in the Field of Law
  • European Constitutional Law
  • Transitional Justice in the Process of Reconciliation of Post-Conflict Societies
  • Cooperation between the European Union and the Neighboring States in the Light of Freedoms of Circulation

Semester 2

  • Project Management
  • Current Research Issues within the Training Area
  • National Security in the Light of the Challenges Concerning the Security of the European Continent
  • Module: Methods and Forms of Protection Applicable to Certain Categories of Persons in the Modern International Law
    • Regulation of Migration in the International Law
    • European Standards and Mechanisms of the Protection of Nationals
  • Internship

Semester 3

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Research and  Master Thesis Preparation
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Free International University of Moldova (ULIM) was founded in 1992 by Government Decision and is accredited by the National Council for Academic Assessment and Accreditation of the Republic of Moldova. Based on the “non-profit” principle, ULIM operates according to the Constitution and the laws that govern the higher education system in the Republic of Moldova. The Free International University of Moldova offers students the opportunity to combine theoretical and practical knowledge, in a multi- and inter-disciplinary environment, preparing them to enter a globalized labor market. With more than 30% of the student body being international, the university is intensively involved in processes of internationalization with our faculties offering 76 study programs in four languages (Romanian, Russian, English, and French) at Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral level. Our institution provides high-quality student services and facilities (university hotel, modern residence hall, canteens, cafeterias, clubs, leisure, and sports facilities, library, computer/media labs, judicial clinic, etc.). More details on university's website: or contact the International Relations Office at e-mail: cci@ulim. md or Foreign Students Department at Read less