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Animal Law

Animal Law

The AniLex program is a program on Animal Law provided as continuous learning by the Open University at Åbo Akademi University.

The program consists of 9 courses á 5 credits (in total 45 ECTS). The students get a course certificate for a passed course.
The program does not lead to a degree from Åbo Akademi University, but the students may apply for validation and crediting from their own university with the course certificate. More information about the AniLex program.

Link to our Swedish Law courses 2024–20245.

Increased fees for Open University courses from August 2024

From August 1, 2024, Åbo Akademi University will implement a pricing system for its open university courses based on the number of study credits. The pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

Link to the news about the fees

To read more about the course content and -times, click the Öpu course in the Study guide.

BASIC STUDIES

Introduction to Animal Law (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 23.8–13.12.2024.
Price: 60€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest.

Animal Law Theory (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 23.8–13.12.2024.
Price: 60€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives to Animal Law (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 23.8–13.12.2024.
Price: 60€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest.

INTERMEDIATE STUDIES

Animals in Private and Criminal Law (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 30.8–4.10.2024.
Price: 75€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest 23.8.2024.

The Link Between Animal Law, Environmental Law and, and Food Law (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 11.10–15.11.2024.
Price: 75€
Teacher: JD Tero Kivinen.
Enrolment at the latest 4.10.2024.

Essay on an Animal Law Topic (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 22.11.2024–30.4.2025.
Price: 75€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest 15.11.2024.

Course Registration


Link to our Swedish Law courses.

Increased fees for Open University courses from August 2024

From August 1, 2024, Åbo Akademi University will implement a pricing system for its open university courses based on the number of study credits. The pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

Link to the news about the fees

To read more about the course content and -times, click the Öpu course in the Study guide.

INTERMEDIATE STUDIES

International and Constitutional Animal Law (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 31.1–7.3.2025.
Price: 75€
Teacher: JD Tero Kivinen.
Enrolment at the latest 24.1.2025.

Animal Law and the European Union (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 21.3–25.4.2025.
Price: 75€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest 18.3.2025.

Animal Law and Administrative Control (5 ECTS), online course.

Read more about course content and- times in the Study Guide.
Time: 2.5–6.6.2025.
Price: 75€
Teacher: PhD Birgitta Wahlberg.
Enrolment at the latest 25.4.2025.

Course Registration


Link to our Swedish Law courses.


Emil Oljemark

Oljemark, Emil

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