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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (only available for UK/EU candidates)

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    03 October 2017

Course content

Programme description

This programme offers you the opportunity to obtain an advanced qualification that is both academically rigorous and professionally beneficial. Drawing on both the civil and common-law traditions, it combines the comparative study of the modern development in key areas of private law, and also the dynamics of European harmonisation initiatives. It is particularly suited to those who have studied a range of private law subjects at undergraduate level, although it is also open to those whose undergraduate law degree has combined other specialisations.

Programme structure

You must complete 180 credits of study – 60 credits are taken in the compulsory dissertation and the remaining 120 credits are taken in taught courses. Your courses will be led by members of the Law School academic community.

Programme structure and courses

Learning outcomes

This programme is designed to equip students with recognised Masters-level training in European Private Law.

You will receive advanced legal training enabling you to identify and interpret problems relating to private law using tools of comparative analysis.

As well as providing training in legal research, you will gain an understanding of the main challenges for modern comparative law, including issues of European harmonisation. The programme will also enable students to progress to the PhD should they so wish.


Visit the Comparative and European Private Law (LLM) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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