Private Law (joint programme) - MRU

Private Law

Field of study Law
National Code 6281KX002
Degree awarded Master of Law
Duration 2 years
Language English

Law Studies No. 1 in Lithuania.

MRU is #1 in the area of Law among all Lithuania’s universities according to “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023”.

Are you looking to specialize your law studies further? Do you want to enhance your career prospects? Looking to do an internship while studying to become a master of law?  

If the above questions came back with positive answers, stop wandering where to study. Master degree in Private Law might be just the education you are looking for. Become an expert in private law – a discipline, aimed at solving legal cases between private institutions and individuals.  

Study in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. Take your studies in English and enhance your career value by adding a fluently spoken second language. It will also prepare you to study abroad, taking joint studies at our partner Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine. Spend your first year in Kyiv and your second year in Lithuania, experiencing two different cultures and legal systems. At the end of your studies, you will be awarded a double diploma by both universities in Lithuania and Ukraine. To take full advantage of this course, you will be required to know English at B2 level. 

Learn from a team of eminent lecturers about the pressing topics in private law. Our study programmes include international protection of human rights, procedural and corporate law, alternative dispute resolution and much more. Finish your law studies with a master’s thesis, where you can showcase your theoretical and practical knowledge you acquired.  

After 2 years of studies, you will receive your master degree in the field of law. You will also be awarded 120 ECTS credits for your future studies. Upon completion of your degree, you will be able to work in the private sector, engage in professions of notary, bailiff, bankruptcy administrator, as well as in the public sector and in academic and research institutions. 

Take a chance to experience true international studies with MRU. Here you will find a low tuition fee, making this master degree even more enticing. We also have scholarships for master studies available at our university. You can find more information on scholarships available here

Check out more information on Private Law lecture content below and decide if this program is best for you. Contact us if you have more questions. If not, hit that Apply now button and get your degree started! 

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Relevant information
Study Content
  • 1st year at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2nd year at Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Final examination (end of the 2nd year) is held in Kyiv, Ukraine


Course units

ECTS credits

1st YEAR




Compulsory course units


Actual Issues of Public Law


Topical Issues of Procedural Law


Actual Issues of Private Law


International Protection of Human Rights


Alternative Dispute Resolution




Compulsory course units


Master Thesis


Property Law and Trust Law


Corporate Law


Problems of International Private Law


Civil Rights Protection in International Courts


2nd YEAR




Compulsory course units


European and International Contract Law


Comparative Tort Law


Family Law Unification


Research Internship




Compulsory course units


Master Thesis




Learning Outcomes

General competences and learning outcomes

1. Personal and Social abilities

  • Ability to take timely decisions, to develop strategies and to critically analyse and reflect on the results of their or others professional activities seeking continuous improvement in professional performance;
  • Skills of self-study, work organization and planning, that allow to purposefully and independently continue studies, to improve in professional activity and to adapt to the changing multicultural work environment.

Subject specific competences and learning outcomes

2. Knowledge and its application

  • Has extensive knowledge in selected areas of substantive (contract, tort, property, trust, family, intellectual property, corporate law, etc.) and procedural (peculiarities of private law disputes resolution, choice of applicable law, etc.);
  • Ability to apply knowledge in accordance with the requirements of professional ethics and in new and unknown situations.

3. Research skills

  • Ability to independently analyse and interpret different legal and practical concepts and creatively use the results of the newest scientific research in selected issues of private law;
  • Ability to formulate well-grounded conclusions oriented towards improvement of private law regulation and based on independent in-depth research results.

4. Special abilities

  • Ability to consult on related private law matters, to choose timely and effective procedures of national and international private law disputes resolution, to professionally represent in courts, arbitration, public and other institutions in private law matters to the extent consistent with the ethical constraints and taking into account various aspects of cultural and traditional diversity;
  • Ability to identify, systematically analyse, explain in detail and critically assess complex selected substantive and procedural private law issues in comparative legal environment while performing professional activities, ability to offer, logical, well-grounded and creative solutions taking into account possible alternatives;
  • Ability to conduct logical, critical and systematic analysis and in-depth assessment of relevant legal documents;
  • Ability to identify problematic regulatory aspects and provide creative, well-grounded suggestions to legislator on its improvement.
Study Organization

Information is being prepared.

Admission Steps

Application via Taras Shevchenko National University website.

Admission Requirements

Required documents:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent first university degree diploma in Law (3-year study duration minimum)
  • Academic Transcripts of each study year
  • Document proving English language level
  • Passport Copy

Provided documents must be in color, have no cut corners (high quality scan).

By submitting the documents applicant agrees for one’s information to be shared with other institutions that the University might refer to while processing the academic verification.

English Language Requirements

Required level – B2

Assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2:

  • TOEFL IBT 65-78
  • IELTS 5.0-6.5
  • DUOLINGO 100-125

If you do not have a certificate proving your English language proficiency level, you can take the University Online English language level test. You will be able to choose this option while filling in the application. The test is free of charge.

Certificate is not required if your native language is English or if your previous studies were conducted fully in English language.

Documents Legalization
  • If the original educational documents/transcripts are in English, Lithuanian or Russian with an apostille (if required) on the scanned original, no translation needed.
  • If original educational documents/transcripts are not in English, Lithuanian or Russian languages, then they have to be supplemented with an official translation.
  • The official translation has to be confirmed with the sworn translator’s signature or official notarization.
  • Accepted students shall present their original educational documents/transcripts to the International Office upon arrival to begin their studies.
Qualification Recognition

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

  • The evaluation and recognition of prior qualifications is a part of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) admissions process.
  • By submitting the online application you confirm that the documents are legitimate and that MRU can verify the authenticity of the documents by contacting its issuing authority and national ENIC/NARIC centre.
  • Documents uploaded must be in good condition and in full colour. Documents issued in languages other than English, Russian, or Lithuanian must be accompanied with an official translation into English or Lithuanian. 
  • Before you apply make sure that you have a complete documentation package and that your qualifications are giving access to higher education according to the study programme level you are applying for at the MRU.  

Recognition Criteria

  • The purpose of an assessment is to compare a foreign qualification with a similar level qualification awarded in Lithuania according to quality, profile, content, workloads and learning outcomes.
  • Your qualification will be assessed according to specific requirements for the programme you are applying for and whether your academic results are sufficient for studies at the MRU.

Right to Appeal

Recognition decisions can be appealed against to the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Concerning Higher Education Appeal Committee under the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.

All appeals with supporting documents must be submitted to:
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Ph.: +37052104778
Address: SKVC, A. Goštauto st. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania

The procedure of evaluation and recognition of academic qualifications


Payment information will be provided in the invoices issued in your online application form.

Student continues to pay the same tuition fee which was implied at the time of the admission.

Contact Us
International Admissions Office
Didlaukio str. 55, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 271 4700
WhatsApp: +370  6 564 6682
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