Taught course

Comparative and European Private Law

University of Edinburgh · School of Law

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the programme is a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. In addition international students must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher (with at least 6.0 in each section) or equivalent English language standard.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers a qualification that combines considerable academic interest with professional utility.

It provides a comparative insight into both the modern development of the 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.

Fees and funding

Please see our Scholarships and Student Finance Office for information about funding opportunities:

* Scholarships and Student Finance Office

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Amanda MacKenzie (Postgraduate Administrator)
+44 (0) 131 650 6325