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LLM / MPhil / DPhil Law

Course Description

Course Outline

We offer three programmes of postgraduate study by research, all in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

- LLM by research – 1 academic year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study.
- MPhil – 2 academic years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study.
- DPhil – 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.

Normally, postgraduate students wishing to register for our DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. The School operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first two terms of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.

Find out more about our Law School on http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/law

Teaching Method

Candidates spend the aforementioned time period undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

Apply here http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/law/mphil/law.

Visit the LLM / MPhil / DPhil Law page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Daphine Nakirulu

"I would like to shortly share my experience while at Buckingham University. My experience at this University is one of the best in my academic background so far. It has solidified my desire to achieve my goals for the rest of my life. At this University, you are able to build a good learning relationship with your professors, an experience you do not usually have while at other Universities. And besides I have made very inspiring academic friends. My law faculty is amazing. I have learned so much where I want my career to go, while learning most valuables for becoming a professional in law. I love the small tutorial classes too.

Buckingham is such a wounderful academic community where everyone is interested in the smallest details of almost everything.

Iam very greatful for having chosen Buckigham University. I have recommended it and I will recommend it 100% to anyone! Come and let your dreams come true."


LLM Scholarship - 6 Awards

At the 2016/17 International tution fee levels, this would reduce the total LLM tuition fee from £11,655 to £7,809 and £8,742 respectively. For 2016/17 Home tuition fees, this would reduce the total LLM tutition fee from £7,095 to £4,754 and £5,321 respectively. This scholarship is of particular interest to applicants looking to complete an LLB and an LLM in three years.These are the minimum eligibility requirements and the University reserves the right not to award the scholarship or withdraw it, if a student’s performance is not, in the opinion of the University, satisfactory.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £3,846


Those eligible are- for 33%, those with a 1st class LLB from Buckingham
- for 25% those with a 2.1 LLB from Buckingham

Application Procedure

This scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible candidates.

Further Information



Postgraduate first class scholarship - No. of awards TBC

A first class scholarship is available to both home and international students following a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

% discount


The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Application Procedure

The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who meet the criteria.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours law (or law-related) degree or significant experience in law.

Course Fees

International £13,280 p.a. Home £7,140 p.a.

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