Masters of Arts in Law Studies

Compare 46 Masters of Arts in Law Studies

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

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Online Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

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. [+]

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. ... [-]


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 Criminology

Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France 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 law, diplomacy and international advocacy. The program enables you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real-world contexts. [+]

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?”... [-]


Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee
Online September 2019 USA Sarasota

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Masters in Arts Politics

NYU | Tisch
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Law

TalTech University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Estonia Tallinn

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 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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MA Public Affairs in Eurasia (Moscow State University)

Polit IQ
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

The new Lomonosov MSU Master Public affairs in Eurasia is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. [+]

The new Polit IQ & MSU Master in Public affairs in Eurasia 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

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MA in European and International Business Law

University of Gdansk
Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Poland Gdańsk

Our European and International Business Law degree gives you a foundation in the essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful in business law. It gives you a range of transferable skills which will help if you want to continue a career path outside the law. You will leave assured in your abilities and equipped with the skills required by employers. [+]

Part-time Master’s course Degree: MA Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Deadline: Application from May to October ECTS points: 120 Tuition: € 1 900 per semester Institution: Faculty of Law and Administration Requirements

You need:

Bachelor/Master Degree Diploma Transcript of Records Advantages Workshops enable you to elaborate on assigned materials as part of a larger group, Societies run by active students organizing social and career-oriented functions as well as mooting competitions, Teaching by respected, leading academics, visiting lecturers and practitioners from law firms, Classes are held in the building of Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk, located in the very center of one of the most modern European campuses. ... [-]

MA in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration.... [-]


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 2019 USA Washington

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.... [-]


Master of arts and business law, business law focus

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time 4 semesters April 2019 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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MA in Governance and Global Affairs

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow Italy Rome United Kingdom Reading Switzerland Geneva + 6 more

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. [+]

Programme Profile

The two-year Master's Degree Programme in International Affairs. M.A. programme at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of an international, multicultural environment.

The Governance and Global Affairs M.A. programme may be especially useful for applicants interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and international relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language – 10 academic hours per week. The Programme provides extensive teaching of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture, key political processes and conflicts.... [-]


MA in Public Management and Policy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 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:... [-]