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  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 16.1k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Department of Legal Studies

    The department offers advanced degree programs in comparative constitutional law, human rights, and international business law. The curriculum combines international and regional intellectual traditions and offers students hands-on experience and internship opportunities.
    Outstanding professors (including recurrent visitors from top universities around the world) introduce students to state-of-the-art legal research, reasoning, and writing, enabling them to compete successfully for jobs in various fields of legal practice and research after graduation.

    Career Path

    Graduates of the department pursue careers as policymakers, diplomats, scholars, human rights professionals, judges, arbitrators, consultants, and lawyers in business and public administration.

    Selected areas of research

    • Comparative constitutional systems
    • Civil and political rights in established and emerging democracies
    • Freedom of religion and political rights
    • International protection of human rights
    • Human rights and criminal justice
    • Civil and political rights
    • International commercial arbitration
    • Contract law
    • Investment law
    • Capital markets and securities regulation in emerging markets

    Master of Laws in Human Rights (LLM, One Year)

    This program offers instruction in specific legal mechanisms and institutional processes that organizations can use to approach human rights issues in transitional and established democracies.


    Program requirements

    Proof of English proficiencyTwo letters of recommendationCurriculum VitaeStatement of purposeBA degree in lawCEU-administered Legal Reasoning Test (LSAT )Academic essayComplete online application: www.ceu.hu/apply English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 88

    Scholarships and Fellowships

    • CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

    CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial)

    • include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of €11,000 to €12,000), health insurance, and a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

    CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial)

    • cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to €12,000 per year.

    Direct Student Loans, Canada Student Loans

    • are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian citizens.

    External Scholarships, Financial Aid Programs

    • administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
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