Masters in Civil & Private Law

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.

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Master of Laws Master of Laws
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,590 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,950 per year
  • 12 months

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International and Comparative Law International and Comparative Law
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

University of Lapland, Finland organizes a 2-year Master Programme in International and Comparative Law (MICLaw) with specializations in Arctic Law and Governance or in Transcultural Business Law. The programme offers you modern expertise and education to be in the forefront of legal research, policy making and business in these fields.

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Bioética y Derecho Bioética y Derecho
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 2,720 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,720 per year
  • 24 months

The University of Barcelona offers prospective students a wide range of course offerings tailored to their needs and to the needs of society in general, thus placing the University at the head of academic fields in very different degree areas, from technology on the one hand to art on the other.

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Criminal Justice and Criminology Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • International £ 14,000 per year
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MA Criminal Justice and Criminology offers you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in relation to the regulation of crime in the UK, Europe, and at global level.

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  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 7,302 per year
  • International $ 21,994 per year
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Tax Law Tax Law
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA £ 12,600 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 18,000 per year
  • 12 months

The LLM in Tax Law provides a comprehensive programme of study in tax law. It is designed to equip lawyers for the substantive, procedural and technical aspects of tax practice, and to expand and deepen the knowledge base of established practitioners, but no previous knowledge of taxation is required. Modules cover Business Taxation, International Taxation, EU Tax Law, VAT, Intellectual Property taxation, Taxation Principles and Policy and US Taxation. They are taught by leading academic and practitioners, with a strong practical emphasis.

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Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation Programme in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
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  • EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • Non-EEA £ 3,950 per trimester
  • 9 months

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 Sceinces Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

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Graduate Diploma in Law Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,750 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Graduate Diploma in Law is an intensive conversion course designed for non-law graduates of any discipline, or overseas law graduates who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English Legal System and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects.

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Range Management Range Management
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 5,610 per semester
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  • Not specified

The Master of Science in Range Management prepares students with a bachelor’s degree in resource management or related disciplines to pursue advance study of rangelands and range management. Graduate study in range management serves as the basis for a professional career in rangeland livestock production systems, grassland, savanna, wetland and/or shrubland ecology and management, native plants, rangeland rehabilitation, conservation easements, wildlife habitat, water quality issues, working landscapes, and rangeland economics and policy.

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  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 12,600 per year
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  • 12 months

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Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

Students following this LLM will gain an in-depth legal knowledge of issues and the practical skills acquired will make them an invaluable asset to international commercial organisations. The programme will not only have an appeal to the aspiring practicing lawyer looking for a high level career in an international law firm or multinational company but also for legal advisers to small/medium sized enterprises.

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Law Law
  • Jan 2016
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  • Non-EEA £ 9,920 per year
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  • 9 months

The Pre-Masters at the University of Sussex International Study Centre offers a direct path to postgraduate study for international students. This unique course of academic modules, study skills and English language training aims to prepare you for the challenges of a taught Masters at the University of Sussex.

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