LLM Comparative and European Private Law

Career opportunities

The LLM in Comparative and European Private Law attracts a community of talented and ambitious students from both common law and the civil law jurisdictions from all over the world.

The programme offers the ideal platform for you to develop expertise in core areas of private law from a comparative perspective, and to benefit from research-led teaching from legal scholars who are recognised as experts in their field.

The LLM in Comparative and European Private Law provides you with an excellent foundation for a career in legal practice in national and transnational law firms or employment in international organisations. It also offers a strong basis for further postgraduate research in private law and the growing fields of Comparative Private Law and European Private Law, whether in the UK, in Europe or beyond.

"Having a degree from the University of Edinburgh definitely was an advantage when applying for positions." - Nathalie Neumayer

Graduates of this programme have pursued successful careers in all sectors of legal practice or have undertaken doctoral research in the UK or their home countries.

Find out what our former students say about the programme

Specialist careers advice

The Law School has a specialist careers advisor who can provide advice to help you make the most of your masters studies and explore your career options.

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