The University of Warwick's Law School offers a comprehensive LLM by Research. Pursue an extended research project from a wide range of areas offered by the LLM, with careful supervision from a specialist.
In this programme you will be carefully supervised by an individual specialist in the area and supported in the generation of a research question and the production of a thesis. For this degree you are required to write a thesis of up to 40,000 words.
Our Research Degrees attempt to achieve a balance between individual study, academic supervision, and a communal, scholarly learning environment. As a research student, you will be a vital part of our research culture and we will encourage you to participate in the life of the Law School.
Our research programmes promote a balance between individual study with supervision, and a communal learning environment whereby students working on similar research topics are encouraged to discuss their work with one another.
Page update 14 April 2021
Please note we have updated the information above, as we noticed an error relating to the thesis word count. We previously stated that you are required to write a thesis of up to 20,000 words, however the thesis word count limit is in fact 40,000 words. We plan to get in touch if you have already applied or received an offer from us, but if you have further questions about this change, please email postgraduate dot law at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Areas for PhD supervision
Nine research clusters: Contract, Business and Commercial Law; Comparative Law and Culture; Development and Human Rights; Gender and the Law; International and European Law; Law and Humanities; Legal Theory; Governance and Regulation; Empirical Approaches. The Law School’s research is rooted in the twin themes of law in context and the international character of law.
You will attend a research methods and theory course during your first year of study, and meet with your supervisor at least once a month throughout your degree.
Each year, the Law School provides a retreat for its research students, which is intended to develop a self-critical assessment of research techniques and provide you with the opportunity to benefit from each other’s experience. You will be invited to attend seminars and public lectures across the University, and a number of other training opportunities will be made available to you during your time here.
Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related social sciences discipline with significant legal content
English language requirements Band B
Overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 and component scores
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.