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Course summary

Ideal preparation for PhD study, you'll develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues. This programme consists of a very small cohort of high-calibre students, who receive sustained training in methodological approaches to legal research. There is an emphasis on doctrinal, theoretical and contextual study of law, and your self-understanding as a participant in the practice of legal scholarship. You can advance your knowledge of research in areas including jurisprudence, criminology and international human rights. For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include: Research Methods Legal Knowledge and Legal Writing Research in Jurisprudence Research in Criminology Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Assessment method


Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent). Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Our students come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.

Fees and funding

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