The LLM by Research programme is aimed at students looking to complete a dissertation that addresses legal, academic or doctrinal work (i.e. substantive or 'black letter' law, or developing a socio-legal perspective). It will develop your critical understanding of legal concepts and methods, further your learning and skills related to legal problems and issues, and equip you with the skills and knowledge to compare legal systems.
As part of this degree, you will produce a 30,000 word dissertation on a topic chosen by you and approved by the School of Law.
The programme includes two taught courses designed to prepare you for carrying out this significant piece of individual research: Research Methods in Law and Foundations for Postgraduate Study and Research. You will regularly attend classes, meet with your supervisor and present seminars on your work in progress.
The Research Methods in Law course introduces the main elements of research design and methodology in law. Foundations for Postgraduate Study and Research provides tools for critical thinking and evaluation in relation to the reading and writing of texts. It focuses on reasoning and rhetoric and will help you to develop academic argument as well as to understand its limitations.
Students are assessed through presentations and a dissertation.
Graduates may take up careers with international institutions or non-governmental organisations, or pursue university teaching and further research.
Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.
Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.
Applicants should have:An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in law from a UK or EU university, or equivalent degree standing from a recognised overseas university.• We welcome applications from mature applicants and/or applicants with professional work backgrounds.• Applicants educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.• Please also note that applicants may be invited for interview.
Recipient: University of Greenwich
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