Research course

Legal Research

University of South Wales · Law School
LLM by research

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in any discipline. Or a relevant professional qualification such as the Institute of Legal Executives and others that include some element of law. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).

Months of entry

June, September

Course content

The course will begin with 3 taught modules so that you are part of a community of learning before you complete the main element of the course which is a thesis based on a legal topic of your choice, under the supervision of specialists. The course is aimed at those in practice who would like to consider their area of law in more detail from a different perspective. This course is a stepping stone for students who wish to embark on a PhD but not quite ready and this course will form a solid foundation. Students will come from the UK and further afield, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions.

The course will have two specified modules which focus on research skills: · Advanced Legal Skills and Methods Research · Methodologies for Law The third module will be an optional module. The optional modules are subject to change but an example of the optional modules currently available are: · Employment Law and Practice · Artificial Intelligence Law    · Child Protection and Youth Justice in Practice · Information Technology Law  · Climate Change and the Law  · Private client in Practice · Law & Order · Cybercrime  · Transnational Criminal Law · Criminal Evidence and Forensics · International Business and Competition Law · Corporate Law and Governance

The final element of the course will be independent study (Legal Research Thesis), with the support from a specialist supervisor.

Information for international students

International | University of South Wales

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Postgraduate Fees and Funding | University of South Wales

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

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78