Masters in Public Law

Public law includes constitutional, administrative, procedural, tax and criminal law and sometimes also deals with situations between individuals or companies, if the issue affects the state. Constitutional law applies on relations between individuals and any of the state’s branches – the executive, the legislative and the judiciary.

Administrative law covers the agencies of the government, while procedural law focuses on how a trial or a legal action is taking place. Tax law looks into financial issues. Criminal law involves crimes committed by individuals and leads to sanctions that are meant to protect the society. The fields mentioned above can be studied in a Master’s degree in public law.

Students have the option to earn their Bachelor’s degree in public law and then continue their studies with a programme that will also bring them a specialization. After graduation, they have career prospects in public law as solicitors or lawyers and hold a stable job in a balanced environment, such as the state legal system.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Law and Economics (MLE) M.A. Law and Economics (MLE)
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 3,053 per semester
  • National € 1,307 per semester
  • 24 months

Our MLE Master’s programme is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme, which combines the Law degree course with a supplementary course in Economics. The Law and Economics (MLE) programme is offered by the University of St.Gallen (HSG).

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I-LLM LPC  (Legal Practice Course: Supported  E-Learning) LL.M. I-LLM LPC (Legal Practice Course: Supported E-Learning)
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2017
  • National £ 15,240
  • International £ 15,420
  • 24 months

The I-LLM LPC (Legal Practice Course: Supported E-Learning) course is offered by The University of Law. If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option. With a clear focus on your future employability we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our NEW LPC Employment Promise.

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International Law and Human Rights LL.M. International Law and Human Rights
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 2,000 per year
  • 24 months

International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights.

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Public International Law LL.M. Public International Law
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 15,330 per year
  • 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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International and European Public Law LL.M. International and European Public Law
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 1,998 per year
  • International € 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 LL.M. Public International Law and Human Rights
  • Any time
  • EEA € 5,500 per year
  • International € 5,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Public International Law and Human Rights programme at the Riga Graduate School of Law is aimed at students interested in working with international public law issues, including human rights, in a national or international environment. It offers in-depth studies in fundamental issues of public international law and human rights law, the interaction between the two areas of law, and in current trends of their development.

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Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (ICA MSc) M.Sc. Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (ICA MSc)
  • Jan 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • 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 by The University of Law in collaboration with the International Compliance Association (ICA) for those seeking career-enhancing postgraduate qualifications.

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Oil and Gas Law LL.M. Oil and Gas Law
  • Any time
  • International £ 12,950 per year
  • EEA £ 5,300 per year
  • 12 months

The business of hydrocarbon energy supply remains one of the most fundamental aspects of global commerce and natural resources law in the modern era. The Oil and Gas Law programme is offered by Swansea University.

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International Business Law and Public International Law (IBLPIL) LL.M. International Business Law and Public International Law (IBLPIL)
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MDP in International Business Law and Public International Law is a research-oriented master’s programme aiming at training students to become internationally oriented professionals who are well-qualified for careers in international legal practice, legal academia, law firms and corporate legal departments. The programme develops students’ analytical skills and powers of synthesis as well as increases and deepens their knowledge and understanding of their chosen specialization. The programme is not to teach the very basic elements of the specializations, but to improve the skills the students have gained earlier.

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The City University of New York

MBA Business Administration & Law
  • Any time
  • National $ 5,065 per semester
  • International $ 780
  • 24 months

The joint JD/MBA program allows students to pursue both law and business subjects more rigorously than either the MBA or the JD degrees alone would allow. This more thorough study of the connections between law and business enables joint degree students to make a special contribution to the law or business environment in which they will be working.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master International Economic Law
  • Any time
  • National $ 4,630
  • International $ 4,630
  • 12 months

The LLM in International Economic Law Programme is designed to offer students an intensive course of study of the law and practice of cross-border business transactions. Students are trained for practice in key areas such as international sales and finance, M&A (mergers and acquisitions), WTO law and international banking law. Skills training modules ensure that graduates of the LLM in International Economic Law programme are able to conduct both practical work and independent research in relevant subject areas.

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University of Oxford

Master Legal Research
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,900 per year
  • International £ 17,693 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Legal Research is a one-year research master’s degree in the course of which you will write a 30,000-word dissertation. The degree can either serve as a qualification in its own right or a route into the DPhil in Law.

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