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Comparative and European Private Law

This programme offers you the opportunity to obtain an advanced qualification that is both academically rigorous and professionally beneficial. Drawing on both the civil and common-law traditions, it combines the comparative study of the modern development in key areas of private law, and also the dynamics of European harmonisation initiatives. It is particularly suited to those who have studied a range of private law subjects at undergraduate level, although it is also open to those whose undergraduate law degree has combined other specialisations.

The programme consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

**Core Courses for 2018/19**
During your studies you will be able to choose from the following core courses.
- Contract Law in Europe (40 Credits)

- International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments (20 Credits)

- Delict and Tort (20 Credits)

- Comparative Property Law (20 Credits)

- Comparative and International Trust Law (20 Credits)

- Fundamentals of Comparative Private Law (20 Credits)

You will also have the opportunity to study 40 credits of option courses, depending on availability and with the permission of the Programme Director. Please visit our website for full details of the programme structure and your course options.

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

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