Our MA by Research in Law has been developed to allow you to undertake a research project in an area that interests you, within a shorter timeframe than the MPhil or PhD. If you are interested in converting to an MPhil or PhD at a later stage, the MA by Research is sufficiently flexible to allow you to do so.
The programme is ideal if you wish to research an area of interest within a 12 month period and, as such, is well suited for those in employment. The award of MA by Research is clear evidence to employers, whether academic or professional, of your ability to conduct independent research to produce original material within a prescribed timescale. It is also an appropriate route to a PhD and successful students have the option to transfer to an MPhil or PhD on completion.
Our academics have a very wide range of research interests and supervision can be arranged in most fields of legal study. There is particular expertise in European and international law, commercial and common law, human rights and professional legal studies.