Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
The LLM by Research is primarily made available for those who wish to complete a research degree in one year (full-time) and may be particularly suited to those who already have some practical expertise.
The intended subject of the research should normally be one in which the Law School does not offer a taught Masters degree. Whilst the work is primarily individual, you will be advised to take some research training in the form of appropriate LLM modules or modules from the Faculty Research Training Programme.
Successful applications will contain a viable research proposal, and be focused on our areas of research expertise. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Director of studies: Professor James A. Sweeney
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: A good second class honours degree and a viable research proposal.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: 40,000 word dissertation and viva.
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