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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International Migration and Refugee Law International Migration and Refugee Law, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 13,400 per year
  • 12 months

International migration is one of the most important social issues of our time. People move across border for work, studies, love, as well as in order to flee poverty, persecution and violence. We will address international migration from the perspective of international and European law, and focus on the way these legal orders function in domestic legal orders. The interplay between international, European and domestic law is a specific focus of the track.

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

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Bar Professional Training Course Bar Professional Training Course, Master
  • Sep 2017
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Prepare for the Bar with City’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and study in London’s prime legal location. City, University of London offers this Bar Professional Training Course.

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Human Rights Law Human Rights Law, LL.M.
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  • EEA € 17,350 per year
  • International € 17,350 per year
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Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, the Human Rights Law programme at the University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies examines the theory and practice of human rights law, international criminal law, humanitarian law, transitional justice, migration law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines.

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Private Law Private Law, LL.M.
  • Feb 2017
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  • International $ 11,000
  • 24 months

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Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights Advanced Studies in International Children's Rights, LL.M.
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
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Northern Kentucky University

U.S. Law, LL.M.
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  • International $ 14,209 per semester
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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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University of New South Wales

Dispute Resolution, Master
  • 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

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  • Jul 2017
  • National € 4,700 per year
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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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