Masters in Public Law

Public law deals with governance relationships between citizens / companies (individuals) and the state. Public law has sub-disciplines such as constitutional law, criminal law and administrative law. Constitutional law looks into the relationships between individual and the state. The latter can be the executive, the legislative and the judiciary. Criminal law deals with crimes committed by individuals and it imposes sanctions in order to assure social justice. Administrative law is the body of law enforced by executive branch that governs the activities of administrative agencies of the government.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Legislative Drafting Legislative Drafting
  • Any time
  • National $ 1,579 per module
  • International $ 1,679 per module
  • 18 months

Athabasca University's Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Legislative Drafting program provides individuals with the practical skills and theoretical understanding of rewriting complex legal, legislative language into plain language.

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Public International Law Public International Law
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

This unique Master's gives you a broad, solid foundation of international legal knowledge and the chance to specialise in such areas as human rights, the environment, law of the sea and security law.

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LLM LLM
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA  8,662 per year
  • Non-EEA  8,662 per year
  • 48 months

The LL.M. programme allows students to choose from more than 30 different specializations or to obtain a general studies degree. While being required to undertake only 4 courses during the span of their studies, there are more than 40 different offerings students may select from. Due to the nature of the self-study programme each student may focus upon the area of their particular interest, arrange their studies around their work and home commitments, finish in as little as one year, or spread their studies out over five years.

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Oil and Gas Law Oil and Gas Law
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 12 months

Students pursuing the LLM in Oil and Gas Law have the opportunity to study an impressive and diverse choice of subjects of relevance to this growing area of law, enabling them to study and understand the complex legal features of the petroleum industry.

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Public Policy Public Policy
  • Aug 2016
  • International $ 256 per module
  • 36 months

The Master of Public Policy program contributes to public service and the field of public policy analysis by advancing understanding of the policy process, and by producing graduates equipped to research, analyze, and inform public policy making.

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International and European Public Law International and European Public Law
  • Jan 2016
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA  1,998 per year
  • Non-EEA  14,000 per year
  • 12 months

With international and European law exerting an increasing influence on the contents of national legal systems, expertise in this area is becoming sought-after by both private and public organizations.

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Public International Law and Human Rights Public International Law and Human Rights
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA  5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA  5,500 per year
  • 12 months

The programme is intended for students who are interested in pursuing their professional carriers in international organisations, private law firms, public authorities, or in academia. The programme allows for a combination of courses from three tracks: European Union Law, International Commercial Law, Public International and Human Rights Law.

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Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (ICA MSc) Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (ICA MSc)
  • Jul 2016
  • National  4,500 per year
  • International  4,500 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance is a professional programme, delivered in collaboration with the International Compliance Association (ICA) for those seeking career-enhancing postgraduate qualifications. The programme is aimed specifically at building international legal and GRC knowledge and will prove hugely popular with students and firms from around the world.

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International and European Public Law International and European Public Law
  • Aug 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA  1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA  10,600 per year
  • 12 months

This specialisation focuses on the way in which international and European Public Law influences national legal orders. More in particular, it focuses on the role of international and European law in fostering the protection of human rights, the rule of law and the accountability of international and European institutions.

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Advanced Studies in Public International Law Advanced Studies in Public International Law
  • Sep 2015
  • Non-EEA  15,000 per year
  • 12 months

This programme will provide you with a thorough understanding of the fundamental doctrines of public international law, offering various perspectives from theory and practice.

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