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LLM in History and Philosophy of Law

Course Description

This programme is designed to promote cross-fertilisation between the fields of legal history and philosophy of law, while allowing you to focus on the areas that interest you the most. Certain courses, such as Traditions of Legal Enquiry, expressly explore the relations between research in legal history and research in legal philosophy, while others focus on more discrete areas of legal enquiry. You will be encouraged to choose (under the guidance of the Programme Director) optional courses and a dissertation topic that reflect your own interests. A prior qualification in law is not required to take this programme.

Visit the LLM in History and Philosophy of Law page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Law LLM (by Research) Scholarships - Single Award

The School of Law will offer one scholarship to a full-time candidate for the LLM in Legal Research or the LLM in History and Philosophy of Law in 2012/13, which will cover fees at the Home/EU rate.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fees at the Home/EU Level


Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM (by Research) programme.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply for the LLM (by Research) programme through the usual route and must also send a separate email to with the completed application form which can be dowloaded via the weblink below.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 April 2012.

Further Information



Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship - Single Award

The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500


Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.

Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to .

Applications for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A minimum UK 2:1 (or international equivalent) in any relevant discipline

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