Research course

Migration and Refugee Law

Liverpool Hope University · Arts and Humanities
LLM by research

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Second-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Law) awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification, or equivalent professional experience

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

*This course will be available for 2024/25 entry

The LLM by research is designed to provide students with a deeper and greater platform of understanding of the hard law and soft law regulation of Migration and Refugee law that is now regarded, justifiably or not, by policymakers and law enforcement agencies as a global challenge. The migration of significant numbers of people seeking a better life in the economically developed and more prosperous parts of the globe has become a key challenge for the host destinations. Moreover, the mass movement of refugees desperate to escape conflict and persecution has also become an increasingly prevalent consequence of the breakdown in internal and external order. Indeed, taken together, it is increasingly difficult for host states to distinguish between the two broad typologies of voluntary and forced population movements and thus establish appropriate regulatory frameworks to deal with the challenges. The need for highly skilled individuals employed in the supportive, regulatory, policing, and developmental aspects of Migration and Refugee law is likely to continue to grow in the coming decades.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Futures
+44 (0) 151 291 3111