Masters of Arts in Law Studies

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Law Studies

An MA, otherwise known as a Master of Arts, can provide students an avenue to higher-paying jobs, promotions, or career changes. With approximately two years, students can complete this type of program at most schools.

What is an MA in Law Studies? A Master of Arts in Law Studies often covers some of the same courses that would be studied by students who wish to become attorneys, such as contracts, torts, constitutional law, and civil law. It may also be possible to specialize in a particular area such as humanitarian, environmental, European, public policy, criminology, conflict resolution, or public policy.

Studying the law in any format can result in a better understanding of the rights of the individual, as well as institutions, something that can be useful in daily life. One’s abilities of critical thinking, analysis, and communication can also be honed, which are useful skills in any career path.

When considering the cost of a Master of Arts degree, students should know that tuition can vary greatly from one place to another. Another variable to consider is additional fees, which will need to be added on top of the price per unit of the classes taken to graduate.

Among the positions that graduates with a MA in Law Studies may find themselves eligible for include legal assistant, paralegal, legislative assistant, government relations officer, law enforcement officer, and mediator. These positions can be found in libraries, universities, government offices, law offices, police departments, courts, and corporations. If a specific branch of law was studied, the graduate may find work specifically in that sector, such as in a non-profit dedicated to environmental protection.

It is possible to find MA in Law Studies programs offered online and on campus in various countries. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA Law

The University of Law
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Guildford Manchester + 3 more

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector. [+]

MA Law

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector.

Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project You could be eligible for postgraduate student loan Course Requirements To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline. Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB). If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country: A certified copy of any document that proves you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. [-]

Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. [+]

Preparing You for Public Leadership

Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount.

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’... [-]


Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Turku

The master’s degree programme in law and information society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analyzing legal problems of the information society. [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS)

Become an expert in the law of the information society and understand the legal challenges of digitalization!

The master’s degree programme in law and information society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analyzing legal problems of the information society.

The Programme offers its students a unique combination of private and public law and interdisciplinary perspectives. Skills in legal analysis, critical thinking, research, and writing are what distinguishes excellent lawyers and legal scholars.

Our interactive study methods are based on the latest pedagogical research and courses are taught in small groups of selected students. The Programme creates a solid basis for doctoral training in law. It also provides you with the expertise necessary for a successful career at law firms and corporations, governments and international organizations, as well as at universities and research institutions.... [-]


MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2018 Malta Valletta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate. [+]

Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches to ocean governance. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance.... [-]


Master in Global Criminology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and global crime issues, crime policies and crime control strategies. [+]

Do you want to understand the role of Mexico in the cocaine trade, why Dutch multinational dumps waste on an African country, or how young Dutch Muslims are recruited for fighting in Syria? Are you curious about phenomena such as internet fraud, food criminality or mobile bandits? Old and new forms of global crime are rapidly expanding, as are the means to control it. The Netherlands serves both as a major crossroad in the illegal flow of goods, people and services and as a key host for international organisations such as Europol, Greenpeace and the International Criminal Court. Drug trafficking, human trafficking, international terrorism, corruption, environmental harm, financial and corporate crime and conflicts over natural resources all have global dimensions. Tackling these issues requires modern instruments that transcend national boundaries. There is a growing demand for qualified researchers, legal practitioners and policymakers who can address these and comparable issues. Are you a multidisciplinary expert or criminologist who wants to make a significant contribution to the field? Are you someone who wants to work in the field of law and social reform – or any sector dealing with growing forms of local and global crime control? Do you want to be part of a Master’s programme with students from different continents? Then the MA in Global Criminology at Utrecht University is the right choice for you! The MA in Global Criminology is a one-year Master’s programme that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work with local and... [-]


MA in Public Management and Policy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The public sector has radically changed in recent years and creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities that require new appropriately qualified professionals. The variety of abilities, skills, and knowledge required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in the public and in the private non-profit sector are exactly what the Master in Public Management and Policy offers. [+]

The public sector has radically changed in recent years, as a result of major reforms affecting the operational management of administrations and organizations as well as their political functioning. The most obvious example is the growing impact of the supranational sphere of influence. Recent economic events on the global scale have also placed the public sector back at the heart of socio-economic systems. At the same time, the activities of the non-profit sector have expanded to cover, for example, the provision of utility services. On the whole, public and non-profit private sectors are expected to become key players in this innovation, supporting families and individuals in their economic, cultural and social activities. In this context, while the public sector creates interesting and exciting professional opportunities at the local, regional, national and international levels, it also requires new appropriately qualified professionals. The Master's programme in Public Management and Policy (PMP) teaches notions and know-how that are indispensable to future professionals in the public and non-profit private sectors, nationally and worldwide. The variety of abilities required by anyone wishing to occupy a position of responsibility and promote change in these sectors are exactly what PMP-USI offers. The PMP teaching curriculum is:... [-]


Master Of Arts And Business Law, Business Law Focus

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time 5 semesters April 2018 Germany Germany Online

The master's degree Economics and Law with a focus on Business Law is aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) of the DIPLOMA. Distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management. [+]

​The Master's program Business and Law with the Focus Business Law aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) the DIPLOMA. The distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management.

The Study Business and Law with a focus on business law is as virtual distance learning with interactive online lectures created to offer particular professionals the best possible location independence. The tests during the master's program can be stored in the numerous study centers of the DIPLOMA.

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Graduate In Law And Politics In The European Union

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The Programme addresses legal aspects holders, Political Science and / or Public Administration, International and / or European Studies, International Relations and other relevant qualifications. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of studies: European Public Law and Policy (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credit Units: 27 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

The Programme addresses legal aspects holders, Political Science and / or Public Administration, International and / or European Studies, International Relations and other relevant qualifications.

The Program aims to provide the opportunity for bi-scientific approach, deepen and sharpen the cognitive module which consists of the subjects / fields of the State and of European Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies and others objects included in the broader field of political science. ... [-]


MA in Criminology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This Masters degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. [+]

This Master's degree draws upon the expertise of staff with established reputations in the field. Tutors have a wide range of research interests and they are actively involved with the Nottingham Crime Research Unit and the Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes. These specialist units are located within the division and conduct high quality applied criminological and criminal justice research.

The course offers a distinctive theoretical and policy-orientation of criminology. The emphasis on policy is specifically designed to offer a more vocationally relevant programme of Master's level study that will be more pertinent to students seeking a policy-orientated career in the Home Office, government office of the regions, local government and crime and disorder reduction partnerships.... [-]


European Studies and European Legal Studies (M.A.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds a fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? Do you aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme.

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg.... [-]


MA in Legal Institutions and Theories

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia. [+]

The Department of Political Science's master’s degree program in Legal Institutions and Theories is specifically tailored toward students interested in law, political science, or legal academia.

Built upon the strength of GW’s course offerings across the university, the Legal Institutions and Theories program allows students to examine the philosophical foundation of the law, the processes of judicial decision-making, the influence of public opinion on judicial decisions, the impact of the law on society, the institutional structures of the U.S. court system, and the diversity of legal institutions across the world.

The majority of the coursework would be offered through the Department of Political Science.... [-]


MA Islamic Law (On-Campus & Distance Learning)

The Islamic College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years November 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Due to the growing number of Muslims in the UK, as well as the growing interest towards Islamic law and its branches in Western countries in general, and in the UK in particular, the Islamic college in collaboration with Middlesex University is offering this programme. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. [+]

Due to the growing number of Muslims in the UK, as well as the growing interest towards Islamic law and its branches in Western countries in general, and in the UK in particular, the Islamic college in collaboration with Middlesex University is offering this programme. The programme is structured to meet the needs of those who are looking for employment in the field of law and require expertise in Islamic law and its related branches as well as those who seek to carry on their studies to the PhD level and to become future lecturers or practitioners in the field.

The MA programme in Islamic Law offers comprehensive coverage of subjects in Islamic Law as well as comparative studies. It is designed to provide students who are looking for a postgraduate degree in Islamic law to develop a thorough knowledge and which offers various choices from a wide range of modules intended to widen knowledge of major areas in Islamic law and to deepen understanding of particular topics, methods, and concepts.... [-]


MA in Public Policy and Security

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The master study programme Public Policy and Security is designed to broaden your perspective and sharpen specific skills to prepare you to be a professional leader in the public sector. [+]

The master study programme Public Policy and Security is designed to broaden your perspective and sharpen specific skills to prepare you to be a professional leader in the public sector. The programme will inspire and prepare you to be a competent actor in public policy and security processes and make evidence-based decisions. Make an impact in the world, pursue powerful ideas and advance your capacity to lead!

The aim of the study programme is to prepare professionals of high competence having profound knowledge in public governance and policy theories, able to analyse and evaluate security processes in comparative perspective, to design and implement relevant analyses applying sophisticated methodological approaches that form the background for problem-solving recommendations.... [-]


LLM in Law and Government of the European Union

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

Promoted jointly by the LUISS School of Government and and LUISS School of Law, this second level advanced master focuses on European Union (EU) legal, institutional and policy issues. The process of Europeanization calls into question the separation between domestic and European legal and policies regimes. This advanced second-level master provides the necessary training to enable graduates in legal and policy affairs to operate in this new context within EU institutions; law firms and private companies; public and private organizations; NGOs and non-profit associations; regional and national institutions; regulatory and consultancy agencies; banks and financial institutions. [+]

Promoted jointly by the LUISS School of Government and and LUISS School of Law, this second level advanced master focuses on European Union (EU) legal, institutional and policy issues. The process of Europeanization calls into question the separation between domestic and European legal and policies regimes. This advanced second-level master provides the necessary training to enable graduates in legal and policy affairs to operate in this new context within EU institutions; law firms and private companies; public and private organizations; NGOs and non-profit associations; regional and national institutions; regulatory and consultancy agencies; banks and financial institutions.

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MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. [+]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]