Faculty of Law of Lund University

Iravaban.net continues “Foreign Law Schools” special project. The seventh article of the series is dedicated to the Faculty of Law of the Lund University in Sweden.

The Faculty of Law is one of the 4 original faculties of the University being established in the year of the University establishment (as early as 1666). From among 2000 students studying at the faculty 200 are coming from various parts of the world thus ensuring a real international environment.

The University has its campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. Ad utrumque, ‘prepared for both’, is Lund University’s motto, referring to the book and the sword in the University’s seal from the 17th century. Today the expression can be applied to a number of the dual values for which the University stands, such as tradition and innovation or breadth and depth.

Main reasons to study at the University of Lund:

  • Ranked 60th in the top 100 universities in the world,
  • Sweden’s top-ranked university,
  • Sweden ranks second best in the world at providing higher education by the Universitas 21 ranking,
  • A top 100 university for graduate employability according to the New York Times,
  • One of the oldest universities in the Northern Europe. The University of Lund was founded in 1666 as a step in the process of making Skåne (seized from Denmark) Swedish and to demonstrate the re-establishment of Swedish control. Initially there were only four faculties – theology, law, medicine and philosophy.
  • Lund University has a long and vibrant history covering almost 350 years of teaching. It has evolved from just a few hundred students and professors being paid with meat and grain into its present form, with around 47 000 students and a position of excellence in international teaching and research.
  • Students come from 130 different nationalities, creating a truly international campus.
  • The partners of the university include other top-100 universities from across the world, including University of California, Melbourne University, University of British Colombia, Peking University, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, University of Edinburgh, New York University, and many more.

The University is organised into eight faculties, as well as various institutes and research centres.

Lund University offers more than 100 Master’s degree programmes taught in English. These programs are mainly offered in the following fields:

  • Economics & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Humanities, Languages, Film & Theology
  • International Studies, Development & Welfare Studies
  • Law
  • Psychology, Sociology & Media
  • Public Relations & Service Management
  • Science

The Faculty of Law also offers exchange programs in Master`s degree, such as Master in International Human Rights Law in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and European Business Law.

University of Lund offers wide range of scholarship opportunities, including those in the framework of Erasmus Mundus Action 1 and 2.

The University also offers distance learning studies. In particular, there is a 1-year and 2-year program offered as Master`s in Sociology of Law and European law.

Additional details can be found here.

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Photo credits: Galyna Paliychuk


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