Master's Degrees

We offer taught LLM, MA, MSc degrees and diplomas

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You can choose to study for a Law or Criminology postgraduate degree in the Law School. Some of our Law programmes are taught jointly with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC). Some programmes are taught by distance learning, blended and flexible modes.

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Courses taught jointly by Law and Politics, Philosophy and Religion

The following courses are taught jointly by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Region.

Visit the PPR website to find out more about distance Learning.

Courses taught jointly by Law and Lancaster Environment Centre

The following courses are taught jointly by the Law School and the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC)

Go to the LEC website to find out more about the Lancaster Environment Centre

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Law by Research - LLM

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 Master's degree.

Law by Research LLM

How to Apply

Applications are welcomed from those holding a good second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification. Lancaster's taught postgraduate degrees are designed to be suitable for non-law as well as law graduates, so it is not necessary to have a law degree.

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To submit an application, simply create an account on the My Applications website and then select ‘Create a new application’ from your homepage once you are logged-in.

Using your account on the My Applications website, you are able to submit applications for the programme(s) which you wish to study, upload supporting documentation and provide us with information about referees.

The supporting documentation screen will provide you with a list of required documents. These will usually include:

  • Degree certificates and transcripts of previous higher education (college/university) degrees or other courses that you have completed/for which you are currently studying. Note that, for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required
  • Personal Statement
  • References
  • For those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results (Please note that an application can be made before these results are available, and if a place is then offered this will be conditional upon providing the appropriate results)

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If you are a current Lancaster student, or you have recently graduated from Lancaster, we can reduce the amount of information that you will need to provide as part of your application.

Go to the My Applications website and select the option for current students. We will submit an application for you using the information in your student record. If we need any further information we will let you know.

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You can apply at any time of the year for LLM/MA programmes, but if you wish to be considered for funding, are applying from overseas or require on-campus accommodation, we recommend you apply as early as possible.

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If you would like more information before applying, please contact us at or + 44 (0)1524 593148. If you have any queries during the application process, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Alumni story

Hon. Marilyn Dumkelechukwu Okowa-Daramola is a Delta State House of Assembly Legislator in Nigeria. Elected to office in March 2023, she represents Ika Noth-East State Constituency. She is the Finance and Appropriation Committee Chair and Deputy Chair for Housing, Women's Affairs, Girl Child, and Humanitarian Support Services.

Hon. Okowa-Daramola holds a master’s degree in law (with a distinction) from Lancaster University (2013) and a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Nottingham (2010).

She started her Public Service Career as a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Delta State on Girl Child Empowerment, where she headed the Girl Child Empowerment Office from July 2019 to March 2022. During her tenure, she pioneered Project GEST – the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Programme, which occasioned the training and establishment of 1850 young female entrepreneurs in Delta State. She worked in the Central Bank of Nigeria as an Assistant Legal Officer between 2014 and 2018 and, before that, as an Associate in reputable law firms in Nigeria.

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Hon. Marilyn Dumkelechukwu Okowa-Daramola

LLM/MA funding opportunities


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