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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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51 Results in Law Studies

U Law Hong Kong

Our i-MA Law Full-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practic ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Full-time. Reg. No. 252954

Our i-MA Law Full-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our undergraduate students.

On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to stu ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. ... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Online
Trier University

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is an interdisciplinary program jointly run by the Political Science and Economics Departments of the Uni ... [+]

Overview

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is an interdisciplinary program jointly run by the Political Science and Economics Departments of the University of Trier.

The program combines application and research-oriented courses. Students are trained to get an in-depth understanding of current topics and research in comparative and international political economy by using qualitative and quantitative advanced social science research methods.

Students can choose among a wide range of topics related to, e.g., problems of international economics, governance of the European Union, or current developments in Asia.

Course organization

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is a two-year full-time program consisting of 10 modules.... [-]

Germany Trier
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
LUISS School of Government

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 ... [+]

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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Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Anglia Ruskin University

Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for m ... [+]

Overview

Examine real-life case studies to piece together the inner workings of serious crime, and the methods used to police it. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed for many careers in criminal justice, such as the Police, youth justice, the Home Office or border agencies.

Study with a school ranked 8th in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018). Feel supported by our close community of students and staff, including dedicated social media groups. Learn from professional criminal justice practitioners through lectures, workshops and other activities. Take part in events including field trips, guest lectures and our end-of-year Criminology Conference. Join forces with PIER, our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, with links to local and regional forces and policing bodies and chief officers at the local and national level. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 15 months
Campus
University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee

Do you want to make a difference in your field and become a leader in your profession? Do you have a desire for understanding current issues facing the criminal justice s ... [+]

Is the Criminal Justice Program Right for You?

Do you want to make a difference in your field and become a leader in your profession? Do you have a desire for understanding current issues facing the criminal justice system? Do you believe critical thinking and decision making are crucial parts of the learning process? Are you looking for an online degree that gives you the flexibility you need in a master’s degree program? If so, then USFSM’s master degree in Criminal Justice might be the right fit for you.

This online degree program focuses on contemporary issues in criminal justice management and the current challenges facing the field. As a graduate degree, it allows students to apply principles, theories and research in the field of criminal justice to “real world” issues affecting the criminal justice system.... [-]

USA Sarasota
September 2019
Online
Polit IQ

The new Lomonosov MSU Master Post-Soviet Public Policy is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diver ... [+]

The new Polit IQ & MSU Master in Post-Soviet Public Policy is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide.

The objective of the programme is to help students to think critically about complex policy issues, to make decisions and to transform their ideas into action. Besides, the program aims to educate young political scientists and potential policy-makers with deep knowledge in fields of Post-Soviet policy-making process and comparative politics.

The academic supervisor of the programme is Prof. Robert Legvold (Columbia University).

Years of study: 2

Start: September, 1st... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
NYU | Tisch

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical th ... [+]

Our MA offers an intimate and intensive one-year experience that expands the possibilities of cultural production. We rigorously explore the interplay between critical theory and creative practice. We provide a one of a kind encounter with activists, artists, cultural policymakers, and theorists from diverse disciplines and interests.

Core faculty members include Ella Shohat, Hentyle Yapp, Karen Finley, Kathy Engel, Laura Harris, Pato Hebert and Sheril Antonio. Recent visiting and adjunct faculty include Anna Deavere Smith, Alfredo Jaar, Oskar Eustis, Nathalie Handal, Marta Moreno Vega, Grace Aneiza Ali and Adonis Volanakis.

Students take four core courses inside the Department of Art & Public Policy plus multiple electives throughout a major research university located in the heart of New York City. Our flexible curriculum allows MA students to develop highly individualized paths of research and professional development.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The American University of Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law you will allow you to acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international ... [+]

PREPARING YOU FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP

This highly competitive one-year MA in Diplomacy and International Law offers you an interdisciplinary degree in partnership with Oxford University’s summer certificate program in International Human Rights Law. Through the program, you will acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international law, diplomacy and international advocacy.

The program enables you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real-world 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?”... [-]

France Paris
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Tallinn University of Technology

The programme is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as give detailed knowledge and skills in special ... [+]

The programme is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as give detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law and Law and Technology.

The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas.

Main specialisations

EU and International Law, Law and Technology

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Estonia Tallinn
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Anglo-American University

Join a professional class of students who have prepared themselves to be leaders and strategic decision makers in international business. Today’s markets require more tha ... [+]

M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets

Join a professional class of students who have prepared themselves to be leaders and strategic decision makers in international business. Today’s markets require more than business savvy, and that’s why AAU’s Master of Arts in Business and Law in International Markets program guides students through an exceptional, interdisciplinary curriculum.Students will become decisive thinkers in economics, finance, international business law and management. AAU knows that the most versatile business students today will be the best decision makers tomorrow.

Learning OutcomesGraduates of the M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets program can expect to:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg 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 co ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
Keele University

This course offers an exciting opportunity to study human rights in the interdisciplinary context of law, politics and philosophy. The course content reflects that human ... [+]

The topic of human rights is a staple of contemporary politics, philosophy and law, and is one of the key discourses of our times. The primary aim of the MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice (HRGJ) Course is to provide you with an intensive period of study in which to develop practical and theoretical understandings of human rights law, politics and philosophy, at domestic, regional and international levels. The course also aims to provide key critical perspectives on human rights theory and practice, drawing in particular on feminist and postcolonial critiques to engage with issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, religion and power in relation to human rights realisation. Jointly taught by the School of Law and School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE), the HRGJ course takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the study of human rights.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Swansea University

Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you learn about the causes of crime, the Criminal Justice system and cutting-edge themes in criminological de ... [+]

Our MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology will help you learn about the causes of crime, the Criminal Justice system and cutting-edge themes in criminological debates from leading experts in the field. There is an exciting range of diverse modules, that are being offered, focused on applying criminological knowledge to the workings of the Criminal Justice System.

Key Features

The MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology offers:

An in-depth understanding of criminological theories of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system Knowledge of international developments in criminological and criminal justice research An opportunity to study the impact of social, political and economic factors on crime and criminal justice policy Enhanced employability for a career in criminal justice, academia, or research Description ... [-]
United Kingdom Swansea
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) Program at GW offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies. This Master of Arts program prepar ... [+]

The Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) Program at GW offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies. This Master of Arts program prepares students to enter environmental policy careers in government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and environmental advocacy groups. If you are interested in environmental policy, here are five reasons why you should take a closer look at GW's ENRP Program.

About the Program

ENRP is based in Washington, D.C., near Executive Agencies, Congress & the Supreme Court, the World Bank, numerous think tanks, advocacy groups across the ideological spectrum and non-profit service organizations focused on a wide array of issues and clients. Attend lectures, policy events, Congressional hearings or Supreme Court cases on a host of environmental topics. Explore alternative environmental careers through internships and build a professional network to support your career growth.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus