Entry requirements

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related social sciences discipline with significant legal content.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores.

Months of entry


Course content

In this programme you will be carefully supervised by an individual specialist in your chosen area of study and supported to generate a research question and produce a thesis. For this degree you are required to write a thesis of up to 40,000 words.

Our Research Degrees attempt to achieve a balance between individual study, academic supervision, and participation in a communal, scholarly learning environment. As a research student, you will be a vital part of our research culture and we will encourage you to fully participate in the life of the Law School.

Teaching and learning

You will attend a research methods and theory course and meet with your supervisor at least once a month throughout your degree.

Each year postgraduate research students get the benefit of, feedback and presentation opportunities, skills workshops as well as a series of ‘masterclass’ events led by world-leading researchers. These workshops and events support a self-critical assessment of research methods and techniques and allow you to learn from others working in your field. In addition, you will be invited to attend research seminars, public lectures and other training opportunities with the Law School and across the University.

Fees and funding

See University website

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

PG Recruitment