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.
We offer taught LLM, MA, MSc degrees and diplomas
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
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 Masters degree.Read more
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
- 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.
Tab Content: When to apply
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.
LLM/MA funding opportunities
Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible alumni applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:
- 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
- 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
- ESRC funding - North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)
University funding for Postgraduate students
Peel Trust Studentship
Funds of up to £2,500 per annum are available to postgraduate students. The award is based on academic merit and financial hardship. For details of how to apply, please see the student services website
Other University funding
Visit the Student Based Services website for details on other funding sources for applicants and registered students.
UK Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme
The UK Government provides a loan for students undertaking Master programmes.