Our doctoral researchers are key to the School’s research activities and we work hard to ensure that they are fully engaged with staff and projects across all of our legal disciplines.
The framework of the Law By Research programme at The University of Edinburgh allows you time and intellectual space to work in your chosen field, and to refine and develop this initial phase of the project for future doctoral work.
The programme does not have formal coursework elements, other than initial training seminars alongside PhD students.
This makes the LLM by Research a particularly attractive option for those wishing to undertake postgraduate research on a part-time basis, while pursuing legal practice or other employment.
Training and support
Postgraduate researchers enjoy full access to the University’s research skills training which the Law School complements with a tailored research and wider skills programme.
The training programme in Year One (six seminars) includes workshops on research design, writing and research ethics.
The focus of the training programme in Year Two and Three is on supporting the dissemination of work with opportunities to present work.
Opportunities are also available for research exchanges through the League of European Research (LERU) network, as well as an annual research training exchange programme with KU Leuven.
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You will find opportunities in the following fields:
- company and commercial law
- comparative law
- constitutional and administrative law
- criminal law
- criminology and criminal justice
- environmental law
- European law, policy and institutions
- European private law
- evidence and procedure
- family law
- gender and sexuality
- human rights law
- information technology law
- intellectual property law
- international law
- labour law
- legal theory
- media law
- medical law and ethics
- contract delict
- unjustified enrichment
- property, trusts and successions
- Roman law and legal history
- socio-legal studies
- tax law
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law, or a social science subject.
- Entry to this programme is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee an offer of study.
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International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National11900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time tuition fees:
- Home - £5,950
- International/EU - £12,000
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.