This programme can be studied either full-time over one year, or part-time over two years.* It offers a wide range of subjects that deal with various aspects of private law from a Comparative and European perspective, enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.
The programme structure for 2018/19 consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
The 120 credits of taught courses should be made up from the following course options.
We are in the process of confirming the programme structure for the 2019-20 academic year. Courses shown below are for illustrative purposes.
Full year courses (40 credits)
20 credit courses (which run either in Semester 1 or 2)
- Comparative and International Trust Law
- Comparative Property Law
- Delict and Tort
- Family Law in Comparative Perspectives
- Fundamentals of Comparative Private Law
- Trusts across the Common Law World
- International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgements
Option courses (0 – 40 credits)
You may also select up to a maximum of 40 credits from any course offered by the Law School, depending on availability and with the express permission of the Programme Director.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come the start of the academic year.
How you will learn
At Edinburgh Law School, we encourage an interactive approach to teaching so that you not only learn from academic teaching staff but also discuss your ideas with your fellow students.
*Due to current UKBA regulations, the part-time programme is only available to UK or EU students.