Posted Oct. 8, 2019
An LLM in Civil Law is not always available to study in English as the system used in many English speaking countries is often Common Law.
However, Private Law is usually considered a part of Civil Law and many international law schools offer English tuition in some aspects of Civil Law. There are also research LLM options that allow the student to have full control of their studies and several part-time study programs.
Here’s our roundup of 10 of the best LLM programs in Civil Law.
Cost: £16,650 for UK and EU students / £30,681 for international students
What You Will Study: There are many subjects law areas that LLM students can focus on and the History of English Civil and Criminal Law is one of them. The University of Cambridge LLM is highly competitive and lasts 1 year with full-time study.
Cost: €17,500 total cost for all students
What You Will Study: Students at Leiden University in the Netherlands can complete this course in 2 years when studying part time or in 1 year with full-time study. Modules include Private International Law, International Property Law and International Corporate Law and the course is conducted in English.
Cost: £12,300 for UK and EU students / £21,600 for international students.
What You Will Study: Comparative Law and Private Law are parts of Civil Law that have a long tradition of study at the University of Edinburgh. This is a full-time course that takes 1 year to complete.
Cost: €2,083 for Dutch and EU students / €14,100 for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands has a European focus and is conducted in English on a full-time basis for 1 year. Modules include Private Law in a European and International Context, Human Rights in Private Law and EU Private International Law.
Cost: £10,000 for UK and EU students / £18,300 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a 1-year LLM program that is studied on a full-time basis at Durham University. Modules include topics such as Private International Law and China and Fundamentals of International Law.
Cost: €24,000 for all students.
What You Will Study: LLM students at Sciences Po in France are taught in English for this 1 year full-time course and they can focus on many areas including Private Law.
Cost: €2,083 for Dutch and EU students / £14,600 for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at Tilburg University in the Netherlands concentrate on the impact of technology on Private, Public and Criminal Law and study in English. The course is full-time and takes 1 year to complete.
Cost: €2,083 for Dutch and EU students / €11,900 for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands covers all parts of Commercial and Company Law including European Private Law and Comparative Private Law. Students complete the LLM in 1 year with full-time study and are taught in English.
Cost: £4,327 total cost for all UK and EU students / £15,700 total cost for international students
What You Will Study: This is an LLM by Research at the University of Kent and is studied over 1 year with full-time study or in 2 years with part-time study. Students can research into several areas including European Private Law.
Cost: £7,835 for UK and EU students / £16,100 for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Leicester take 2 years when studying part-time and 1 year when studying full-time to complete this LLM. Modules include topics such as Civil Dispute Resolution.
PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.
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