The Faculty of Law offers various courses taught in English aimed at students in the Master in Law programme and incoming exchange students. The courses may also be taken as a supplement for graduates or as an interdisciplinary specialisation.
Below you will find a list of English elective courses offered at the Faculty of Law. In the course description you will find learning outcomes and aim and content of the course, pre-requirements and possible compulsory requirements.
Please note that changes may occur.
- JUS250-2-C / Health and Human Rights in the Welfare State
- JUS271-2-C / International and Comparative Energy and Climate Law
- JUS273-2-A / Legal Philosophy
- JUS276-2-B / European Human Rights
- JUS277-2-A / Introduction to Copyright Law
- JUS277-2-B / International Copyright Law
- JUS286-2-A / Constitution and Politics (will not be taught during spring 2021)
- JUS288-2-A / International Criminal Law*
- JUS290-2-A / Comparing Legal Cultures in Europe
- JUS291-2-A / EU and EEA State Aid Law
- JUS293-2-A / Law of the Sea and its Uses (only spring 2021, then only offered in autumn semesters)
- JUS294-2-A / Privacy and Data Protection - GDPR*
- JUS295-2-A / Legal Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Law*
*These courses have a limited number of places and/or are not available to all student groups/levels. See course description for more information.
- JUS258-2-B / Competition Law
- JUS276-2-C / Human Rights and Welfare Policies
- JUS278-2-A / Comparative Private Law
- JUS285-2-A / EU and EEA Public Procurement Law
- JUS286-2-A / Constitution and Politics (only autumn 2021, then only offered in spring semesters)
- JUS287-2-A / EU and EEA Commercial Law
- JUS289-2-A / International Civil Procedure
- JUS292-2-A / Introduction to Chinese Law
- JUS293-2-A / Law of the Sea and its Uses (as of autumn 2021)
- JUS296-2-A / Law of Armed Conflict, with emphasis on maritime operations
- JUS297-2-A / Comparative European Constitutional Law
Please note that prospective exchange students must follow this nomination and application procedure and should disregard the application procedure described underneath.
If you already are an exchange student at the Faculty of Law and would like to extend your stay with one semester, please find more information at the website for Extension of Study Period for Exchange Students.
Who can apply
Only applicants with a Norwegian personal identification number may apply.
If you do not have a Norwegian personal identification number, you can find further information on how to apply for admission to other programs at the University of Bergen on the education website.
The admission requirements for most of the courses are three years of higher education. A few courses require three years of law studies. You will find information about the requirements in each course description.
How to apply
You register your application in our online application database Søknadsweb. The application deadline is 15th of August for the autumn semester and 15th of January for the spring semester. Applications can be admitted from 1st of July for the fall semester, and from 1st of December for the spring semester.
Students or graduates from other universities than The University of Bergen have to submit documents showing that they meet the requirements stated in the course description. The scanned documents are uploaded to Søknadsweb. We require all scans to be made from the original documents. It is not necessary to submit documentation of degrees or exams taken at The University of Bergen.
Note that all required documentation must be uploaded within the application deadline. Please make sure that the scanned documents you have uploaded are readable and of good quality. If the scans are not readable, or if the application lacks required documents, we will not process your application.
If the original language of your documents is not English or a Scandinavian language, officially certified/verified copies of a translation into one of these languages must accompany copies of your original documents.
Offer of admission
Offers of admission will be sent by e-mail by 20th January/20th August.
Information for students with admission to elective courses:
Log on to StudentWeb in order to see the courses you have been admitted to and to complete your semester registration. The first thing you have to do in StudentWeb is to register for your courses, and to confirm the education plan for this semester. You also have to pay the semester fee. All the information you need in order to pay the fee will be available in StudentWeb. It is very important that you complete this process before the deadline for registering.
The deadline for registering for the courses and paying the semester fee is 1 September for the autumn semester, and 1 February for the spring semester.
To log on to StudentWeb, you need your personal identification number, in addition to the four digit PIN code. To access your PIN-code, go to StudentWeb and click on “send PIN to your e-mail”.
If you have paid/will be paying the semester fee at another Norwegian University or College, please send a copy of your semester card to Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7806, 5020 Bergen, before the deadline for registering. Please mark your letter “Documentation of paid semester fee at another institution”.
If you have any problems with the registration in StudentWeb it is very important that you contact the Information Centre at the Faculty of Law before the semester registration deadline. You can contact the Information Centre by phone 55 58 95 00 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, but you can also visit the centre in the opening hours, weekdays from 09-14.
UiB has introduced a digital student ID app for iOS and Android phones that functions as a semester receipt and student ID. If you do not have a phone that can run this app, or you need the semester sticker for some other reason, you can order this in StudentWeb.
If you need a student card, this can be obtained at The Student Centre in Parkveien 1. The student card gives you access to computer rooms and study halls at the university. The student card also gives you access to borrow books at the University Library. More information at The Card Centre website.
It is very important that you register for a user account at UiB. This gives you a username and password that gives you access to Mitt UiB (My UiB), WIFI and computers on campus. Please note that you need the user account to be able to sit the exam. Also note that it can take about an hour from you registered in StudentWeb until you can register the user account.
Mitt UiB (My UiB)
The user name and password also gives you access to Mitt UiB, where you will find important information about your courses. You will find the time schedule and all remaining information for your courses on the course’s homepage in Mitt UiB The page for the course(s) for which you have registered will automatically appear. You will be able to see the time schedule for the courses and any posted messages. It is important to keep yourself updated trough Mitt UiB, as this is where information about changes in the schedule etc. will be posted. Sometimes you may find teaching material that the lecturers have submitted in the subject’s file storage section.
When you register for a user account, you will also be provided with a personal e-mail address. Usually “name.surname @student.uib.no”. Both UiB and the Faculty of Law will use this e-mail address to give important information to the students. It is your responsibility to stay updated and read your e-mails – some of the information sent out will not be provided in any other way. You can read and write e-mails at https://webmail.uib.no. You can also get access to your student e-mail account on your mobile phone, tablet and computer. Contact the IT-help at the information center if you need help setting this up.
On the web page Student Pages, you will find practical information relevant for you as a student at UiB. Among other, you will find information regarding exams and how to order transcripts.
Regulations and procedures at the Faculty of Law
Finally, you have to familiarise yourself with relevant regulations and procedures at the Faculty of Law:
- Supplementary Regulations for Studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen
- Regulations and procedures
On the web page of each course, you will find information about the form(s) of assessment. Most courses have a final written school exam. However, some courses have either a take-home exam or an oral exam.