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 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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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Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights LL.M. Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 16,400 per year
  • 12 months

International children’s rights (law) is a unique area of law because it is multi-layered (covering international, regional and national legal spectrums) and interdisciplinary (crossing different areas of law, both domestically and internationally).

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Northern Kentucky University

LL.M. U.S. Law
  • Aug 2017
  • International $ 14,209 per semester
  • $ 8,788 per semester
  • 12 months

The LLM in U.S. Law is a one-year program that allows internationally trained lawyers or individuals with law degrees from outside the United States to add a global dimension to their careers. Classroom instruction and other activities enable students to choose either to have a broad exposure to U.S. legal concepts and applications or to concentrate their studies on particular aspects of U.S. law.

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King's College London

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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University of New South Wales

Master Dispute Resolution
  • Mar 2017
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Master of Dispute Resolution is a coursework degree for graduates seeking specialised education in dispute resolution theory and practice. The program provides graduates from a variety of disciplines with a strong understanding of the diversity of fields within the Alternative Dispute Resolution continuum.

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The University of Waikato

LL.M. Laws
  • Jul 2017
  • National € 4,700 per year
  • International € 19,200 per year
  • Not specified

The University of Waikato Master of Laws has a flexible programme structure and suits the objective of a number of students; those who seek to upgrade their skills and knowledge through specialist taught papers, those who wish to combine taught papers with a significant piece of independent research or those students who wish to engage is research only.

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Keele University

M.A. Industrial Relations and Employment Law
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,077 per year
  • 24 months

The teaching of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at Keele has its roots in adult education. It is dedicated to the widest possible access for potential students and was pursuing the system of lifelong learning long before the term became popular.

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Montclair State University

M.A. Child Advocacy and Policy
  • Any time
  • National $ 25,656 per year
  • International $ 34,203 per year
  • 24 months

This Master of Arts will offer students an applied course of study in child advocacy. As an emerging field, child advocacy includes an understanding of parts of several disciplines: psychology, sociology, law. However, it is a field where the whole is equal to more than the sum of its parts.

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