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Comparative and European Private International Law LLM

Comparative and European Private International Law LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law Europe: Law

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed for graduates in Law. However, the LLM can be taken both by students who have already studied private international law at undergraduate level as well as by those who are new to the subject, for the latter will be provided with additional instruction. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to work in the domain of cross border disputes. They can specialise in commercial or family law aspects of private international law. Students are taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions and tutorials. A core aspect of the programme is the different learning experience to be expected in the French and Scottish components. This pattern ensures that you gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. Graduates of this LLM are pursuing careers in a wide variety of sectors including legal practice, banking, international organisations, State ministries or academia.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims: to promote a deeper and critical understanding of selected areas of law; to develop originality of thought and skills of research, analysis, argumentation and expression; to build upon and develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught masters modules through an extended piece of independent work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered.