Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation is an independent, in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choosing. The topic will relate to a key legal question or issue and may also directly relate to your professional/career interests.

You will:

This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the legal and academic community with new and original research and writing on a legal issue.

LLM 100: The dissertation is a compulsory component with a 20,000-word limit. It represents 80 credits (45%) of your degree weighting.

LLM 200: The dissertation is a compulsory component with a 15,000-word limit. It represents 60 credits (34%) of your degree weighting.

Please note: topics can only be approved if the University has sufficient sources for the research and the necessary staff expertise for supervision.