Taught course

Law by Research

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification from an overseas University. We welcome applications from anyone interested in pursuing a research project in a very specific area of the law, for example contract, criminal, banking or IP regulations for which a law degree would be necessary or a legal aspect of another academic or professional discipline for instance -judiciary, politics, history, philosophy, literature, economics, medicine, theology, journalism, or other social, natural or human sciences, for which a related but non-law degree would be acceptable.

Non-native English speaking applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (minimum IELTS 7.5 or above or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MA Law by Research is an ideal choice if you want to undertake in-depth and individually supervised research on a topic of your own choice. It is ideal if you are aiming to proceed to doctoral study, or if you wish to enhance your career prospects by developing expertise in a specific area of law, and improve your research and writing skills. The ability to undertake a major piece of research is a transferable skill which is relevant to many different kinds of employment.

The programme accommodates practical and traditional approaches, as well as theoretical and inter-disciplinary. Though the emphasis is on one-to-one supervision, the MA Law by Research can extend into many areas. The Department of Law has well-known strengths in many areas of law including criminal law, human rights and public international law. Students interested in commercial areas of law, including arbitration, banking and finance, tax, intellectual property, IT and communications law can also apply to draw on the expertise of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees
International students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees

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Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
N/A months
flexible
N/A months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
g.skehan@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8095