Civil Law is the branch of law that handles the relations between individuals or organizations. It is concerned with the legal status of individuals and the legal options regarding consequences of actions falling under the law governing the society in question. Civil law is exercised in the case of accidents, contracts, wills, property and other matters that are of private nature and aims at settling disputes, bringing just compensation to a wronged party or enforce an agreement.
A student of private law can specialize in the following areas: civil law, labor law, commercial law, corporate law and compensation law.
Civil and Public Law solicitors are the professionals entrusted to have the knowledge and skills to guide a party that is engaged in a civil or public law matter through the law enforcement process, by guarding the interests of their clients. A solicitor spends a lot of the working time doing research, discovering facts, interviewing people and gathering information. With this information, solicitors build arguments meant to bring a favourable court decision for their clients.
The solicitor profession is one of the best paid, with the possibility of working in an own private practice, for the government, law firms or corporations.
This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to human rights and goes beyond a narrow, legalistic approach to the subject.
Our world-class Legal Practice Course now includes the opportunity to gain a Masters qualification. Our LLM LPC also gives you the chance to excel in a specialist area, focus your expertise and enhance your employment prospects
The Master of Laws by Research aims to produce graduates trained in legal research either for academic or professional purposes. The task of the Master of Laws by Research student is to undertake a significant piece of research and report it in a scholarly dissertation. The Master of Laws by Research aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the resolution of particular legal problems using specialist and theoretical knowledge and advanced techniques through conducting research in a specialised area of law, legal theory, comparative law or legal history or by conducting interdisciplinary studies in law
INTERNATIONAL DEGREE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ORLÉANS / FRANCE - The course aims at training a solidly prepared legal expert for access to the traditional legal professions (magistrate, notary public and lawyer), but it also aims to train operators with the highest level of responsibility within international institutional and entrepreneurial organisations. Several courses are taught in English and students can choose these as an alternative to those taught in Italian, as well as IT tools as a form of teaching support.
Kent Law School (KLS) is a cosmopolitan centre of world-class critical legal research, offering a supportive and intellectually stimulating place to study postgraduate taught and research degrees.
The branch of European private law forms a natural extension of the first year of the Master degree course in European law for students who wish to specialise in private law or continue their specialisation in this particular field.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) is part of the vocational stage of training for those wishing to qualify as solicitors. The course is recognised by the Solicitors' Regulatory Authority (SRA) and meets the Legal Practice Course Outcomes set by the SRA.
The graduate program in Criminology is for students seeking the Ph.D. degree. Students may either enter the program with an M.A. degree or earn that degree en route to the PhD program. The program offers an advanced education on various aspects of criminology to persons interested in research careers in academia and public service. The graduate program emphasizes theory and research on crime and justice, research and statistical methodology, and substantive knowledge about crime and its control.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.
The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which consists in writing a research dissertation under supervision and completing papers worth an additional 105 points from a schedule of papers. The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.
The INTO City University London Graduate Diploma in Law prepares you for entry into a university Masters degree by teaching English language skills, university-level study skills and first-class academic tuition.
We welcome applications for research degrees in a wide range of areas. We recommend you contact the School informally before applying, and you should accompany your application with a brief (two- to four-page) outline of the research project you envisage and your intended methodology.