M.A. in Law Studies in Europe

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The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

As people around the world become increasingly connected with one another, the effects of law and regulations reach farther than ever. Therefore, those wishing to go into this legal field often cultivate a background in international studies.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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MA International Human Rights Law

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights. [+]

Human rights and international law have always been at the heart of teaching and scholarly work at Regent's for many years. This innovative postgraduate programme, developed in collaboration with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, of Doughty Street Chambers, examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights.

The programme informs those already in pratcice, or aspiring to work in this field, with the knowledge and skills to introduce changes that will improve human right policies at an international, regional and domestic level. 

You will be introduced to a range of topics in the field including, a history of human rights law, international relations, humanitarian intervention, free speech, prohibition of torture and inhumane treatment and international criminal law, with all theory supplemented by cutting edge research and case studies.... [-]


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. 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?’ [+]

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?’ Gain a Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective With increasing global interdependence, hard distinctions between foreign and domestic policy no longer exist. The Master’s program capitalizes on its location in the heart of Europe to train future public leaders to tackle today’s most pressing issues from an international perspective. The goal is to produce strong analytical thinkers and practitioners ready to be of service across cultures and national boundaries. Coursework in diplomacy and international law includes elements of international relations, economics, law, and political science to examine the problems of our day—and search for the best way to administer and manage innovative solutions. You will develop expertise in negotiation, strategic diplomatic... [-]

MA/PGDip Criminology

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Designed to develop an advanced critical understanding of crime in its social context, this course draws on insights across the humanities and social sciences.

This course incorporates sociology, law, psychology, geography, history, and cultural and media studies. It reflects the nature of criminology as a fast-developing, interdisciplinary subject concerned with understanding crime in its local, regional, national and international contexts, and in an increasingly globalised world.

You will cover areas such as:

How and why certain kinds of behaviour are defined as crime How societies respond to these and other harmful behaviours How crime is experienced by victims (or survivors) and by society as a whole How crime is represented or misrepresented in the media and popular culture ... [-]

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 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 banditism? 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 policy makers 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... [-]

MA Islamic Law (On-Campus & Distance Learning)

The Islamic College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years November 2017 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 program. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Law Studies in Europe 2017/2018. 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 program. The program 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 program 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 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. The program intends to develop: An in-depth knowledge of specialist areas of Islamic Law The application of proper methodological style to the study of Islam and Islamic Law Developing and improving critical thinking, analytical and practical abilities in assembling well-reasoned arguments Productive intellectual interaction during lectures on subjects related to Islam and Muslim cultures and in particular in relation to the contemporary era Skill in conducting research work and independent... [-]

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

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 analysing legal problems of the information society. [+]

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 digitalisation! The Master’s Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS) provides essential insights, capabilities and intellectual tools for analysing 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 is 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 international 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 organisations, as well as at universities and research institutions. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure Curricula Guide Academic excellence & experience Digital Futures is one of the six strategic research themes of University of Turku. The Faculty of Law has several externally funded research projects in the areas of the LIS Programme (funded e.g. by the Academy of Finland). In 2016, the Faculty of Law was ranked in the top 151–200 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the Programme, you will learn from the lecturers of the University of Turku as well as from international experts who are also top researchers in their area of experitse. LIS Programme is a partner... [-]

MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 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. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Law Studies in Europe 2017/2018. 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 on 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. 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. The Master’s in Ocean Governance serves to further enhance the development of learning and research in the field of marine resource management and maritime security from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this era of globalization and sectoral... [-]

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:... [-]


MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Aruba Oranjestad Netherlands Maastricht + 2 more

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Law Studies in Europe 2017/2018. Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries. Why this programme? Taxes are a fact of life, yet not all tax systems are created equal. In a globalising world where tax payers often have connections to more than one country and companies do millions of cross-border transactions every day, knowledge of multiple tax systems is becoming increasingly valuable. Frequent updates and revisions also make it a highly dynamic field of law. In the double-degree programme in International and European Tax Law, you’ll be familiarised with corporate taxation and international tax planning in... [-]

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. The Criminology team regularly invites renowned experts and professionals to the University to provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Past speakers have included Superintendent Paul Giannasi, Programme Manager of the Cross-Governmental Hate Crime Strategy and Len Jackson, OBE Interim Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Why choose the MA Criminology? Gain a critical and informed analysis of criminology, criminal justice and crime reduction. Graduate with an extensive vocationally relevant, and policy-orientated, knowledge of crime and responses to crime, drawing on examples from across the world. Hear from invited experts and professionals who provide an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences. Develop a critical awareness of the current philosophical, theoretical and methodological problems, debates, and insights that shape the discipline. Enhances life long learning skills and personal... [-]

MA in Governance

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Greece Athens

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Law Studies in Europe 2017/2018. This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of Governance, and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. To whom it is addressed It is ideal for students with first degrees in the political and/or legal sciences who desire or require in depth knowledge in key themes related to governance, with a special focus on the EU, for their professional advancement. Students should note that this program can be a first step towards a research degree in the field of governance studies, specifically the MPhil or PhD. Program Benefits The MA in Governance is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. Program Content The MA in Governance is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 90 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their... [-]

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

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 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 fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? 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. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. The Master Programme takes one year – from October to September of the following year. It is a full-time course of studies. It is subdivided into nine modules in total. There are seven modules composed of academic lectures, five of which have to be attended during the winter term, whereas a further two lecture modules follow during the summer term. After the lectures of the winter term come to an end an academic master thesis is to be written for which a period of four months is provided. A practice module scheduled for the period between the winter and... [-]

LLM in Law and Government of the European Union

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Rome

Promoted jointly by the LUISS School of Governmentand 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. [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Law Studies in Europe 2017/2018. Promoted jointly by the LUISS School of Governmentand 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. This program is jointly directed by Prof. Angela Del Vecchio, Full Professor of EU Law at LUISS Department of Law, and Prof. Sergio Fabbrini, Director of the LUISS School of Government and Full Professor of Political Science at the LUISS Department of Political Science. Prof. Daniele Gallo, qualified as Associate Professor of International and EU Law, and Dr. Mattia Guidi, post-doctoral fellow in Political Science, act as deputy directors. The two Directors of the Master programme will reccomend the best top 3 students of the programme for an internship of the length of 2-6 months as part of the staff of one of the Chambers of the European Court of Justice. Application deadline 29 September 2016. Program Structure The master consists of: 10 core courses (200 hours) 4 elective courses (at least 80 hours) Active participation to guest professional seminars organised by the LUISS Department... [-]

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. [+]

Overview MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. The program is designed to meet the challenges of the modern public sector: the graduates of the program will acquire all the professional competences necessary for responding complex unique challenges, asking the right questions, estimating the scale of a problem and its specific features, developing and exploring the range of possible solutions, as well as evaluating the potential of public institutions and their representatives to implement decisions. Core academic courses will provide the students with an opportunity to shape and sharpen their skills of leadership, management, analysis and implementation of public policy. Graduate students will learn how to mobilize and manage internal and external organizational resources, how to arrange monitoring and setting of public policy. By developing their skills in leadership the graduates will be able to implement policies and management strategies successfully in today’s complex and unstable society. Students of the program are actively involved into research projects at the Department of Political Science. They also have an opportunity to participate in different scientific events and speak at various conferences abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Political Methodology and Philosophy Theories of Public Policy Qualitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Information Technology for Public Policy Quantitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Political Leadership and Strategy Collaboration and Political Decision-Making Process Political... [-]

MA in International Law

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

The MA in International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. 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. [+]

MA in International Law

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 International Law allows students to study international law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including commerce, criminal law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and human rights. 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.... [-]