Research course


University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in Law or a relevant discipline. IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in area component, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Dundee Law School has a flourishing and supportive research environment in which staff, students and researchers are encouraged to workshop their ideas. All staff in the Law School are expected to be research active and the range of research activity is wide.

Current interests and activities cover a wide variety of research traditions that include black letter, comparative, philosophical, socio-legal, interdisciplinary and historical approaches to the study of law across a range of subject areas.
Staff bring wide experience from a range of jurisdictions. The research strengths of the School were recognised in the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Dundee was one of only two law schools in the United Kingdom to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our research being graded internationally excellent or world leading.

We welcome applications to our Masters by research (LLM) and PhD programmes. Both programmes afford the opportunity to conduct in depth research into an area of law of your own choosing and the chance to work closely with a supervisor who specialises in that area of law.

Department specialisms

Commercial and International Commercial Law Company Law and Corporate Governance Criminal Justice and Evidence Environmental Law European Law Family Law Healthcare Law and Ethics Human Rights International Law (Private & Public) Public Law Property, Contract, Tort & Delict

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information for international students.

Fees and funding

Current studentship vacancies can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Mrs Fiona Clark
+44 (0)1382 384764