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About

The Law (by Research) programme at Swansea University gives you the chance to pursue a research project based around your own passions and interests, leading to a qualification which can open the door to doctoral study or boost your career prospects.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

When you join our thriving community of postgraduate research students, you’ll become part of a supportive and friendly environment where we are dedicated to understanding some of society’s most challenging issues.

This is a more flexible route to gaining a master's qualification and is ideal if you are employed full-time or if regular attendance in class would be difficult.

You can study the LLM by Research over a year full-time or two years part-time.

Supervision

Our  Law (by Research) programme at Swansea University  gives you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

Our exceptional academic support includes:

  • Supervision from our world class faculty with a breadth of professional and academic knowledge;
  • State-of-the-art facilities;
  • An environment in which you can develop and enhance transferable skills such as problem solving, independent thinking, project management, and critical thinking;
  • The availability of structured training, interdisciplinary seminars, dedicated research facilities and software;
  • A student community, drawn from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, bringing a wide range of research interests and personal and professional backgrounds – enhancing the learning experiences of the whole student community.

Programme Structure

We have a wide range of expertise, and we invite applications in the following areas:

  • Common, Contract and Commercial Law - particularly Comparative Law of Obligations, Securities, Company Law, IP Law and use of IP assets in securing funding for small and medium sized businesses,
  • Maritime Law - in particular Transport Law, Environmental Protection, Ship Building, Collisions, Law of the Sea, Marine Insurance, Salvage and Enforcement of Maritime Claims.
  • Oil and Gas Law – especially Investment Treaties, Liability Regimes and Investment Arbitration.
  • Public Law across domestic, regional and international levels including: Administrative Law; Medical Law, Children’s Rights; Constitutional Law; Devolution; Economic Law; Environmental Law
  • Criminal Law and the Law relating to Terrorism, Cyber Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the LLM by Research programme will normally have a first or upper second-class degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project.
  • If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 6.5, and 6.0 in each component). 

Funding

For funding and scholarships, please visit our website for more details.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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