The LLM in Legal Research is an innovative programme designed to offer you the opportunity to undertake in-depth, guided study in an area in which you wish to specialise.
Through core, taught courses you will develop an understanding of the basics of legal research, legal scholarship and research methods, while the dissertation allows you to undertake a piece of supervised independent research in which to practice these skills. Your dissertation topic may be chosen from any of the Law School’s research fields in which we have supervisory expertise, including commercial law, criminal law and evidence, criminology, EU law, IP, media and technology law, international law, legal history and legal theory, medical law, private law, and public law.
You will take 80 credits worth of courses (semester-long courses are 20 credits and full-year courses are 40 credits), chosen from the wide selection offered by Edinburgh Law School.
This is supplemented by a 15,000-word independent dissertation, carried out under academic supervision, which forms the bulk of the programme.
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.