The LLM by Research Thesis is a research proposal of a level commensurate with master's study.
We are ranked 10th in the UK for research intensity, with 100% of research rated of international standing (REF 2014). Our dynamic, nationally and internationally rated research environment will enable you to develop as an individual.
Join a dynamic research environment in which to develop your individual research interests, with access to dedicated facilities, exceptional resources and expert supervision. You will benefit from becoming part of our thriving staff and student research community, and will have the opportunity to receive specialist career development advice and support.
The LLM by Research Thesis is an excellent basis for developing a PhD proposal.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: An undergraduate upper second class honours level (or equivalent). This should be a degree in law or a degree featuring a substantial legal component or a degree in another area relevant to your proposed research.
A research proposal of a level commensurate with master's study.
What will you study?
All students on this LLM will be required to undertake the master’s research methods module. The Graduate School offers further research-related training.
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,545 per year
New international students: £16,045 per year
New UK/EU students: £3,775 year one
New international students: £8,025 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2019/20 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
A postgraduate law degree will open many doors for you, not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.
Graduates from our LLM programmes have gone on to work for a range of national and international law firms, as lawyers and as in-house legal counsel for large multinational companies in the UK and abroad, as well as international organisations and NGOs.