This programme offers a qualification that combines considerable academic interest with professional utility.
It provides a comparative insight into both the modern development of the 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.
The programme offers a wide range of subjects that deal with various aspects of private law from a comparative European perspective, enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.
The programme structure for 2017/18 is currently being finalised. You will take a total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester, which may include the following:
Contract Law in Europe Comparative Property Law Delict and Tort Comparative and International Trust Law Family Law in Comparative Perspectives International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgements
You will also complete a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (worth 60 credits).
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.
Thanks to kind sponsorship as part of the Edinburgh Law School Tercentenary campaign, Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer 7 Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £5,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2017 (including distance learning programmes).You must have applied for study at Edinburgh Law School before applying for this award.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 towards tuition fees
Any applicant accepted for a place on any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Distance Learning programmes) for 2017/18 entry.
Ewan Cameron Scholarship for LLM in Comparative and European Private Law
This scholarship is available thanks to the kind support of the Ewan Cameron Trust. One scholarship is available for a UK, EU or overseas postgraduate students who has applied for a full-time place on the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law at the University of Edinburgh.One scholarship of £5,000 will be awarded to the successful candidate which will be paid in one installment at the beginning of the academic year 2017/18.
Value of Scholarship(s)
This scholarship is open to any candidate who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law at the University of Edinburgh for the academic year 2017/18. Candidates who already hold full sponsorship elsewhere are not eligible for these scholarships.
A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or its international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language you must also provide a valid English Language Certificate.
For 2017/18 Entry: £10,800 (UK/EU) £19,300 (International)
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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