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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time

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  • Course Fees


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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

Private International Law allows you to study law applied to an international context. Courses include business transactions, insolvency and family law at individual level across borders

If you are interested in private law or the governance of nation states and their inter relationships with each other you get the opportunity to study a wide range of course modules within international affairs at Aberdeen, which is ranked in the top 10 UK best universities and schools to study law. You study business transactions, comparative international insolvency law, private international law, and a choice of law for business and more. You can have a wide choice of career options open to you which can include working at large influential organisations such as the Hague Conference on Private Law or European Commission and you could be looking at influencing major new areas of law in your career. You could also get involved in any regulatory process within nation states such as regulations, procedures, process, or harmonisation of law and contracts.  This is a very interesting area of law which will provide a lot of job satisfaction.

Private International Law Theory and Institutions is a compulsory course designed to provide the core elements on which students can build up your knowledge. Other courses in the Programme introduce students to topical issues of practical relevance. Most of these course focus on aspects pertinent to civil and commercial operations. One of the courses is offered in the field of international family law.

You will be invited to attend meetings organised by the Centre for Private International Law and conferences, workshops and networks will give you an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the discipline.

Courses listed for the programme


  • Master of Law Dissertation
  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship
  • Private International Law: Concepts and Institutions


  • Choice of Law for Business
  • Private International Law of Family Law
  • Private International Law - Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement
  • Comparative and International Insolvency Law

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The Law School is ranked 10th in the UK out of more than 90 Law Schools (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • You study with over 40 nationalities n the School of Law postgraduate community
  • You benefit from small class sizes

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full Time, 24 Months Part Time
  • September or January start
  • LLM

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