Research course

Law (by research)

University of York · York Law School
MA by research

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in Law, management, or one of the social sciences, with honours (2:1 or higher, or equivalent).

Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Law (by Research) programme allows you to undertake in-depth and individually supervised research on a topic of the your choosing. It allows you to develop your own programme of study that will best enable you to fulfil your individual aims. The programme also offers opportunities for you to progress onto a PhD programme at York Law School. It is ideal for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners. The programme is available in all of the fields of expertise of York Law School’s faculty.

YLS has a vibrant research community led by enthusiastic and experienced staff. We are involved in many significant projects, the quality of which reflects the University's established research status as a member of the Russell Group. A key characteristic of the research at YLS is its strong multi-disciplinary focus. The School is very well networked with other disciplines and we have highly co-operative relationships with departments across the University. As a closely linked, energetic community we actively support one another's work and aim to offer an environment of real collaboration.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language and you have not completed an undergraduate degree in English we will need evidence of your English language ability to the required level, in addition to any academic entry requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA 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

Postgraduate Administrator