Masters in Civil & Private Law

Civil law is the legal system that focuses on relations between individuals or organizations and the consequences of these relations. This branch of law focuses on finding solutions and compensations for victims of actions that do not follow the law of the society. Civil law mostly applies to accidents, contracts, wills, properties and other matters that often include disputes, the necessity of an agreement or an affected part.

Civil law is part of private law, along with labour, commercial, corporate and compensation law. Each of these specializations follows particular codes. A Bachelor’s degree in civil and private law (BCL) allows students to specialize in one of the fields mentioned above and earn career prospects in the government, law firms or corporations or even in a private practice.

A graduate with a Master’s degree in civil and private law can work as a solicitor who is hired to guard the interests of his or her clients. This field is financially rewarding, but it involves good research as well as interview skills.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

In European Private Law (LL.M.) Master In European Private Law (LL.M.)
  • Any time
  • EEA € 200 per semester
  • International € 200 per semester
  • 24 months

The Master In European Private Law (LL.M.) at the University of Luxembourg is among the most innovative Master programmes in EU law. It focuses on the Europeanisation of private law sectors, covering key issues and allowing students to understand how national legislation on private law will evolve in the future.

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Law (MLaw) M.A. Law (MLaw)
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,053 per semester
  • National € 1,307 per semester
  • 18 months

The Master’s Programme in Law (MLaw) at University of St.Gallen (HSG) has a profile of its own and utilises a new training concept. Our Master’s in Law equips students with the skills to systematically orient themselves in legal issues while providing them with the ability to quickly familiarise themselves with new fields of law.

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Law - Crime and Litigation LL.M. Law - Crime and Litigation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,800
  • International £ 11,600
  • 14 months

Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process this Law - Crime and Litigation course from London South Bank University will give you demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches and topical debates.

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Private Law LL.M. Private Law
  • Feb 2017
  • National $ 5,500 per year
  • International $ 5,500 per year
  • 24 months

The objective of this Master’s Degree at Yasar University is to provide students with the latest contemporary knowledge in the field of Private Law, as well as to train students in the discipline as it affects society, both as an indispensable instrument and regulator at a national and international level. In addition to teaching research and study methods, students are trained in the relevant skills to enable them to analyse, judge, interpret, and unravel private law issues. In this way students can become specialists in their own profession.

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Transnational Law LL.M. Transnational Law
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 13,800 per year
  • International £ 19,800 per year
  • 12 months

The Transnational Law from King's College London is the only programme of its kind to teach core legal courses from a distinctly transnational perspective. With the globalisation of law its centre, it prepares graduates for a career in a fast-changing global context, teaching competence to analyse complex legal problems through solid legal doctrine, training in transnational legal cultures, lawyerly practice, legal theory, and law’s global socio-economics.

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Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance LL.M. Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The postgraduate diploma programme is 12 months long and comprises an introductory module, eight compulsory core modules and seven specialist modules (of which you choose to study one). Each of the core modules gives a thorough grounding in the core components of financial services law whilst referring to aspects and important points of law from all of the other modules, so bringing together all the subject areas that comprise financial services law.

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Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives LL.M. Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives
  • Mar 2017
  • EEA £ 7,950 per year
  • International £ 14,450 per year
  • 12 months

Are you a skilled professional, activist, or public/private sector worker with experience or an interest in law? Are you looking for a new and better job but you need to acquire more skills, knowledge, or qualifications? The Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives LLM is offered by Birkbeck University.

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University of North Carolina

Preparation Course Pre-Law
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

There is no pre-law major at UNCG. However, UNCG provides access to a pre-law advisory committee that can help you design a comprehensive plan of study that will help you maximize your chances of gaining admission to any law school in the country.

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Boston University

LL.M. American Law
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 47,422 per year
  • International $ 47,422 per year
  • 12 months

The LLM in American Law program is specifically designed to prepare foreign-trained lawyers for the challenge of global practice.

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Beijing Normal University

LL.M. Chinese Law
  • Any time
  • EEA € 16,464
  • International € 16,464
  • 24 months

Beijing Normal University was founded in 1902; it is a key university under the guidance of the Ministry of Education. Since the implementation of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan of China, the development objective of which is to create a comprehensive, distinctive and high-quality “World-Renowned Research-Oriented University,”

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University of Zurich

LL.M. Law: Public Law
  • Any time
  • EEA € 659 per semester
  • International € 659 per semester
  • 36 months

The degree program Master of Law UZH with a Concentration in Public Law offers advanced study in various areas of public law, with an emphasis on international aspects of law (Public International Law, European Law).

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Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

LL.M. Droit Privé et Sciences Criminelles
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 409 per year
  • International € 409 per year
  • 12 months

Cette formation traditionnelle offre aux étudiants un approfondissement, par la recherche personnelle, par un encadrement dans des séminaires et par des accompagnements de recherche, de l'essentiel des disciplines de droit privé et sciences criminelles. Objectifs professionnels : Cette formation recherche n'est pas exempte d'objectifs professionnels dans la mesure où les disciplines juridiques tendent par essence vers l'exercice du droit. Aussi, cette formation a-t-elle été conçue pour être en même temps un support scientifique aux différentes professions judiciaires, juridiques et extra juridiques.

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