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8230f-63 - Law LLM (by research), MPhil, PhD

Law LLM (by research), MPhil, PhD

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Start in: September 2022

Our Law LLM by Research, MPhil and PhD are courses of independent research under supervision.

Overview

Join us for your Law LLM by Research or an MPhil or PhD in Law. You'll work on a thesis leading to the completion of an original piece of research. Your thesis should present a coherent argument and advance knowledge and understanding in your chosen field.

We offer:

  • intensive subject-specific supervision
  • raining in legal research methodologies and core skills
  • opportunities to participate in research seminars and an annual postgraduate conference

This programme offers you the opportunity to study at Newcastle Law School. This is one of the oldest established law schools in the country. We provide a stimulating international academic environment that brings together staff and students from a variety of backgrounds.

The School is part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and all postgraduate research (PGR) students are members of the HASS Graduate School. The Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students. It covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.

 

Research in the Law School
The promotion of high quality, internationally recognised research is a primary objective of the School. Fostering an intellectual, vibrant PGR culture is central to this aspiration. Our academic staff have interests in aspects of legal research which range across the discipline, and beyond. This includes domestic and international, doctrinal and theoretical aspects.

There are four research groups established at the Law School:

  • Environmental Regulation
  • Finance and Financial Law
  • Gender
  • The Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice

We encourage our PGR students to join these groups and participate in events and activities.

Find out more about our research

 

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How you'll learn

Your development

Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Our PhD students have the opportunity to enrol on the Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE). The ILTHE provides training and practical skills for use in demonstrating and teaching practice.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the HaSS research training programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The Law School has an extensive library situated within the School. To ensure everyone’s safety all items will be available via a click and collect service at the start of the 2020/21 academic year. Students also have access to an extensive range of online sources via databases such as Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis.

We have:

  • dedicated study spaces for LLM students
  • a student common room
  • a purpose-built Mooting Room

Access to these facilities will be reduced at the start of 2020/21 but we hope to make them accessible during the year as conditions allow.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

Using the application portal

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You can choose to start your application, save your details and come back to complete it later.

If you’re ready, you can select Apply Online and you’ll be taken directly to the applicant portal.

Alternatively you can find out more about applying on our applications and offers pages.


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Open days and events

Open days and events

You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • Campus tours
  • On-campus open days
  • Virtual open days
  • Webinars

Find out about how you can visit Newcastle in person and virtually

Overseas events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

Visit our events calendar for the latest events

Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can 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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