• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time

  • UK-EU £ 2,163.50
  • International £ 7,750

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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