LLM (R) by Research

Programme Overview

The LLM by Research presents an excellent opportunity to focus on a period of dedicated research, and is a fantastic bridge to doctoral study.

The degree of LLM by Research aims to consolidate and build on legal research and writing skills acquired through undergraduate legal studies by enabling students to plan, undertake and complete a 30 000 word dissertation, working independently but under specialist academic supervision, within their chosen field of law.

The topic of your dissertation can be chosen from any of the School’s legal research fields in which we have supervisory expertise, including:

  • commercial law
  • criminal law and evidence
  • criminology
  • EU law
  • IP, media and technology law
  • international law
  • legal history and legal theory
  • medical law
  • private law
  • public law.

The programme will enhance and develop your ability to manage and engage with both primary legal sources and academic literature on your chosen topic, present critical and engaged legal arguments, and maintain the coherence of those arguments over a substantial piece of written work.

Find out how to write a good research proposal

Scholarship Opportunity

This programme is eligible for the SKO Family Law Scholarship. This is an award of £2000 per annum to a candidate pursuing an LLM by Research or PhD in the field of Family Law.

Further information on the SKO Family Law Scholarship