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  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 14.7k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    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 professional training and internship opportunities. Outstanding professors introduce students to stateof- the-art legal research, reasoning and writing, enabling them to become competitive, and capable of working in various fi elds of legal practice and research upon successful 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 Comparative Constitutional Law (LLM, One Year)

    This unique program focuses on examining constitutional issues in comparative, historical, and social contexts in old and new democracies.


    Program requirements

    Proof of English proficiencyTwo letters of recommendationCurriculum VitaeStatement of purposeCEU-administered Legal Reasoning Test (LSAT )Academic essayBA degree in law or political science or international relationsComplete 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

    CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships available to students from any country.
    • CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to € 16,000 per year.
    • CEU Housing Awards provide accommodation in CEU’s Residence Center for the duration of the academic year.
    • CEU Master’s Degree Stipend Awards provide full or partial stipends to assist with the cost of living expenses in Budapest during the academic year, up to € 3,200 per year. Recipients of any of the above three awards will also receive health insurance coverage for the duration of their studies.
    • CEU Alumni Scholarships funded by alumni, are awarded to master’s degree students with financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service, and civic engagement.
    • Named Scholarships provide additional awards to master’s students enrolled in specific programs at CEU.
    • CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition and health insurance, and provide a generous stipend for housing and living expenses.
    • External Scholarships administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarship, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
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