Private Law

Why this study programme?

Objective of the study programme is to prepare specialists of private law, who are able to efficiently participate in the activities of international, regional and national private business organizations and EU and national governmental institutions operating in the fields of private law and dispute resolution. Students shall gain in-depth knowledge of modern business and other private subject forms of conduct, methods and remedies for protection of infringed rights in particular fields of private law (contractual, proprietary, delictual and personal remedies), procedures of dispute resolution in international, regional and national levels and shall be able to apply gained knowledge and skills in Lithuania, Ukraine and other countries.
The study programme is the first joint programme in Lithuania in the field of private law carried out in two high education institutions – Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). This study programme will be performed in English language and it will give individuals the opportunity to gain a Master's degree in Law in two high education institutions.
Prof. dr. Ramūnas Birštonas, Programme Director:
The need for the study programme Private Law is conditioned by different reasons and their interaction such as the effects of globalization – processes of intensification of communication and business relations, migration as well as demographic processes; economic relations between Ukraine, Lithuania and other EU countries are in dynamic development and enlargement phase now; there are a lot of international business transactions. The above-mentioned reasons have already conditioned and in the near future will determine the need for training additional private law specialists.
Specialists who will graduate from this programme will have the principal knowledge of private law and will be prepared to work in any EU private law environment, not to mention other advantages, such as the developed ability to live and study in international environment or improved foreign language proficiency.

Programme typeMaster's studies
Field of studyLaw
Study areaSocial sciences
Degree awardedMaster of Law
Duration2 years
AccreditationCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Course languageEnglish
LocationVilnius, Lithuania and Kyiv, Ukraine (1st and 2nd semesters at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 3rd and 4th semester - at Mykolas Romeris University)
Starting dateSeptember 1st
Tuition fee at Mykolas Romeris University2240 EUR/per year

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree of law or an equivalent first university degree with a minimum 3-year study duration;
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.

International mobility possibilities

In the first and second semesters students study in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine), in the third and fourth semester they continue their studies in Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). In the end of the fourth semester students return back to Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv where the final examination (state exam) is held.
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme as well, which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country.

Career prospects

Degree holders will be able to work in the private sector (business companies), engage in high qualification professions (advocate, notary, bailiff, bankruptcy administrator), as well as in public sector (for example, in European institutions, international institutions, national courts, quasi-courts, other state and municipal administration entities, engaged in business administrative regulation, in international and national non-governmental organizations, etc.), as well as in academic and research institutions.

Programme Director:

Prof. dr. Ramūnas Birštonas, e-mail:

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