Research course

Law and Society (Legal Research)

Newcastle University · Newcastle Law School
LLM by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This LLM Law can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study.

It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (LLM plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre.

This Master of Laws is ideal if you want to gain advanced research skills that will allow you to progress to PhD level study in the field of law and society. You'll study key legal topics relevant to law and society. You can choose from a range of optional modules suited to your specific interests.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements:

IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in all other sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,200
International students
Full time: EU £7,200 Non EU £16,200

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Gemma Hayton
+44 (0) 191 208 8736