Research course

Law

Institution
University of Buckingham · Buckingham Law School
Qualifications
DPhilMPhilLLM by research

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours law (or law-related) degree or significant experience in law.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

We offer three programmes of postgraduate study by research, all in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

  • LLM by research – 1 academic year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study.
  • MPhil – 2 academic years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study.
  • DPhil – 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.

Normally, postgraduate students wishing to register for our DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. The School operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first two terms of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Qualification and course duration

DPhil

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

LLM by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Patricia Brooks
Email
law-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1280 828321
Fax
+44 (0)1280 828305