LLM Comparative and European Private Law

Programme Structure and Courses

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 perspective, with the possibility of choosing additional courses so as to enable you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.

Since 2018 this LLM programme offers two courses that focus on trust law. Those with a specific interest in studying trusts from a comparative perspective will therefore have a unique opportunity to specialise in this area. 

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 course options below. 

We are in the process of confirming the programme structure for the 2019-20 academic year. Courses shown below are for illustrative purposes.

80 out of the 120 credits of taught courses should be made up from the following courses.

In addition, you can 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.

View the option courses that are available in the 2018/19 academic year

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.

Find out more about how you will learn

*Due to current UKBA regulations, the part-time programme is only available to UK or EU students.