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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MA Law - Part-time

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom London Manchester + 1 more

Our MA Law Part-time course is 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. [+]

MA Law - Part-time

Our MA Law Part-time course is 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.

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 a perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]


M.A. in Public Policy

Anglo-American University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The two-year Public Policy master’s program is designed to transfer the skills necessary for success in public service. Students gain advanced competence in state, private and market analysis, and [+]

M.A. in Public Policy

The two-year Public Policy master’s program is designed to transfer the skills necessary for success in public service. Students gain advanced competence in state, private and market analysis, and learn to break down complex political and social problems into strategic solutions.This distinguished curriculum develops confidence in leadership, strategic governance, and informed judgement. In small, interactive classes students learn methods, techniques, and strategy for shaping effective and appropriate solutions to real policy issues. Blending the best in innovative policy around the world, this is the most distinct Public Policy program in Prague.Anglo-American University’s international faculty of specialists teach not only based on their qualifications, but from their experience in policy research, policy design, and intercultural communication.... [-]


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.... [-]


LLM in Law and Government of the European Union

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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 Post-Soviet Public Policy (Moscow State University)

Polit IQ
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

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 diversity of careers worldwide. [+]

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

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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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology

Swansea University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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 Law

Tallinn University of Technology
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 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:... [-]


Master of Arts in Environmental Resource Policy

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2019 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.... [-]


Master in Global Criminology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

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

About

Do you want to understand the role of Mexico in the cocaine trade, why a 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 banditry? 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.... [-]