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MA Law by Research

Course Description

The MA Law by Research is an ideal choice for you, if you want to undertake in-depth and individually supervised research on a topic of your own choice. It is ideal if you are aiming to proceed to doctoral study, or if you wish to enhance your career prospects by developing expertise in a specific area of law, and improve your research and writing skills. The ability to undertake a major piece of research is a transferable skill which is relevant to many different kinds of employment.

The programme accommodates practical and traditional approaches, as well as theoretical and inter-disciplinary. Though the emphasis is on one-to-one supervision, the MA Law by Research can extend into many areas. The Department of Law has well-known strengths in many areas of law including criminal law, human rights and public international law. Students interested in commercial areas of law, including arbitration, banking and finance, tax, intellectual property, IT and communications law can also apply to draw on the expertise of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). View the law staff list to see the full range of expertise within the School.

This programme will:
◦Offer you the choice to really specialise in an area of your choosing.
◦Give you a solid foundation if your aim is PhD study.
◦Give you research skills and methodologies.

Core modules

◦Research project (20,000-word dissertation)
◦Research methods module

The research methods module will expose you to a broad range of theoretical and practical approaches to legal research. This module will be taught through one two-hour seminar each week. In the first-term the programme covers theoretical topics including ethics and law, law and economics, systems theory, liberal theory, and critical theory. In the second term, the programme has a methods focus and covers areas such as research interviews, literature review and historical research methods. These second-term seminars will, so far as is possible, be tailored to the dissertations of enrolled students.

Visit the MA Law by Research page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles

LLM and MA Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is offering a total of ten full LLM scholarships (fee waiver) covering the LLM programmes listed below. Of the ten full scholarships, the School of Law will award four overseas fee scholarships and six Home/EU fee scholarships for those with an offer on one of the following LLM programmes:
◦LLM Banking and Finance Law
◦LLM Commercial and Corporate Law
◦LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
◦LLM Competition Law
◦LLM Computer and Communications Law
◦LLM Economic Regulation
◦LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law
◦LLM Environmental Law
◦LLM European Law
◦LLM Human Rights Law
◦LLM Immigration Law
◦LLM Insurance Law
◦LLM Intellectual Property Law
◦LLM International Business Law
◦LLM International Shipping Law
◦LLM Master of Laws (General)
◦LLM Legal Theory
◦LLM Media Law
◦LLM Medical Law
◦LLM Public International Law
◦LLM Tax LawThe School of Law offers one of the largest LLM Programmes in the UK with 18 different LLM Programmes covering most areas of law.7 LLM Scholarships (Home/EU tuition fee)
7 LLM Scholarships (overseas tuition fee)

Value of Scholarship(s)

Home and Overseas Tuition fees


Home and Overseas students

Application Procedure

For further details on all our available funding and deadlines, please visit:
http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate /fees/

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification from an overseas University.We welcome applications from anyone interested in pursuing a research project in a very specific area of the law, for example contract, criminal, banking or IP regulations for which a law degree would be necessary or a legal aspect of another academic or professional discipline for instance -judiciary, politics, history, philosophy, literature, economics, medicine, theology, journalism, or other social, natural or human sciences, for which a related but non-law degree would be acceptable.

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