Research course

Legal Studies

Institution
University of Cambridge · Faculty of Law
Qualifications
PGDip by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first-class degree in law, or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research, from a British university or its equivalent from a university overseas. Alternatively, applications will be considered from applicants who have a very good upper second-class honours degree in law or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research, with, in addition, an overall first or distinction in a master's degree in law or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) research course and is awarded on the basis of a dissertation not exceeding 30,000 words, inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of appendices and bibliography. Students are assigned a supervisor by the Faculty's Degree Committee.

The main aims of the course are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at first degree or master's level the opportunity to carry out focused research on an approved research topic in the field of law under close supervision;
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests; and
  • to enable students to engage in work which is innovative and at the leading edge of legal scholarship.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
phdadmissions@law.cam.ac.uk