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Masters degrees in Jurisprudence involve advanced study of the philosophies, principles, and technical theories of law and legal practice.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Legal Theory and Political Theory. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant Law discipline.
Courses in this field train you to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of law and legal reasoning, as well as the foundations upon which legal systems and institutions are built.
Training is typically portioned into theories surrounding natural law, civil law, and the law of nations. As such, you may examine a range of law systems, from Commercial and Business Law, to International Law and Human Rights.
For example, you might investigate internal law and legal systems, such as the efficiency and fairness of legal procedure. Or you could examine law as a particular social institution and its impact in social contexts, examining issues such as ethical practise and theories relating to race and gender.
Typical activities undertaken in the traditional role of a jurist may include overseeing the writing of legal documents, consulting on high-profile court cases, or regulating legal procedures.
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The LLM in Legal Theory programme draws on the expertise of Queen Mary to offer advanced training in legal theory. The modules offered allow students the chance to explore a variety of theoretical approaches to law. Read more
Taught in the critical tradition of Kent Law School, this programme examines the theory and practice of human rights law, international criminal law, humanitarian law, transitional justice, migration law and other fields in the context of different policy areas and various academic disciplines. Read more
The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme, but have the option of pursuing a specialised LLM. Read more
This MA provides students with key analytical skills to study the ethical dimensions of public policy. The programme, drawing on three areas of excellence at UCL, is a unique mix of politics, law and philosophy, centred on the normative evaluation of public policy at both the domestic and international levels. Read more
This programme offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study. Read more
The MA in Islamic Law allows students to study Islamic law and its application in a broad range of legal areas, including Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic family law, and human rights, and in different jurisdictions, as well as law in its relationship to society in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more
available as . Full-time. available as . Part-time. Develop a deep insight into crime and what causes criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course. Read more
The underlying philosophy of the. LLM. is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. Read more