Postgraduate

Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM

Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

Our Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM is an ideal preparation for a PhD. It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to proceed to a career in academia or the public, voluntary or private sectors.

The LLM can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study.

It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (LLM plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre.

The course is ideal if you want to gain advanced research skills that will allow you to progress to PhD level study in the field of law and society. You will have an opportunity to study key legal topics relevant to law and society and choose from a range of optional modules suited to your specific interests.

You will study governance and policy in the national, European and international context. You will develop knowledge and expertise in:

  • legal problem-solving
  • qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • the key principles in a variety of legal subjects

Delivery

Modules are taught by our expert academic staff over the first and second semesters through a combination of:

  • interactive lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars

All of our workshops and seminars are taught in small groups, where we encourage lively discussion and debate.

Assessment is through a variety of methods, including:

  • essays
  • written exams
  • the dissertation

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

LLM

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £16,200

 

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September 2018.

Application routes

ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre application route (LLM plus PhD) 

You initially only apply for the Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM and indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an ESRC NINE DTP studentship. The application deadline is normally mid January. See the ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre website for more information. Upon successful completion of the LLM you will then be transferred on to the PhD programme.

Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM only application route 

There is no application closing date for this course, but we suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements. While this route does not automatically lead to transfer to a PhD, students are nonetheless able to apply for a place on the PhD programme. 

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Gemma Hayton
Admissions Secretary
Newcastle Law School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8736 
Email: newcastle.law-school@ncl.ac.uk

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