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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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 - 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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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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Arizona State University

LL.M. Tribal Policy, Law, and Government
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 28,374 per year
  • International $ 44,530 per year
  • 12 months

The LLM in tribal policy, law and government is designed for lawyers and law school graduates who desire to work on issues related to tribal law and federal Indian law at the professional and academic levels. The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is a leading institution in producing graduates specializing in Indian law. The College of Law is also home to the nationally known Indian Legal Program, which was established in 1988.

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University of Zurich

LL.M. Law
  • Any time
  • EEA € 690 per semester
  • International € 690 per semester
  • 24 months

The degree program provides the students with legal knowledge, the skills to analyze the legal system and the ability to reflect on the basic principles and content of legal normativity and jurisprudence. They illustrate the scientific and social importance of law and the responsibility that lawyers bear.

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University of East London

LL.M. LLM Human Rights
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The aim of the LLM (Human Rights) program is to provide a critical appreciation of human rights in the context of international and comparative developments. It aims to engender excellent research and writing skills that can promote a human rights culture on the basis of multi-culturalism and inclusion.

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