The MA Law by Research is an ideal choice if you want to undertake in-depth and individually supervised research on a topic of your own choice. It is ideal if you are aiming to proceed to doctoral study, or if you wish to enhance your career prospects by developing expertise in a specific area of law, and improve your research and writing skills. The ability to undertake a major piece of research is a transferable skill which is relevant to many different kinds of employment.
The programme accommodates practical and traditional approaches, as well as theoretical and inter-disciplinary. Though the emphasis is on one-to-one supervision, the MA Law by Research can extend into many areas. The Department of Law has well-known strengths in many areas of law including criminal law, human rights and public international law. Students interested in commercial areas of law, including arbitration, banking and finance, tax, intellectual property, IT and communications law can also apply to draw on the expertise of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). View the law staff list to see the full range of expertise within the School.
This programme will:
Offer you the choice to really specialise in an area of your choosing.
Give you a solid foundation if your aim is PhD study - if you receive a mark of 70 per cent or above you will be eligible to apply for the QMUL Law PhD programme.
Give you research skills and methodologies.
MA Law by Research is available to study full-time for one year or part-time over two years.
Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level.
Part-time students will complete the programme over two academic years. In the first year you will complete the research methods module, and in the second year, you will complete the dissertation.Teaching is generally done during the day and part-time students should contact the course convenor to get an idea of when these teaching hours are likely to take place. Timetables are likely to be finalised in September but you may be able to gain an expectation of what will be required.
A minimum of an upper-second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university.
Why study your MA Law by Research at Queen Mary?
The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.
Applicants should be aware that the deadline for applying to the MA Law by Research programme is 5pm Tuesday 31 July 2018
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.