LLM Legal Research (Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM Legal Research)


A dynamic course centred around current legal issues and your research interest.

Delivered by experienced and professionally qualified tutors, this course supports you in undertaking postgraduate research.  The taught modules will provide a foundation for undertaking independent in depth and critical legal analysis in your chosen area of research. 

Postgraduate legal research is not just for lawyers or those already in a legal setting – this course will develop and improve your theoretical and practical understanding. You may be relatively new at practising law, looking to enhance your CV, or you might simply have an interest in the subject.  This degree will give you advanced critical awareness of current legal issues.

As well as the academic aspect of studying for a Master’s degree, you can also work with our Law Clinic, offering free legal advice to members of the public.  We have excellent links with local law firms and barristers’ chambers who attend the university on a regular basis to give talks and practical courses.  Willans Solicitors, a leading South West law firm based in Cheltenham, are sponsoring a prize for the best LLM graduate.

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent
  • Your application should include a strong reference
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in any band) or equivalent


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Tailor your degree to your specialist area of interest

This flexible course is centred around your area of interest, allowing you to develop your knowledge and research skills in a legal subject of your choosing. 
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Critically assess current affairs and contemporary legal issues

Taught by experienced legal professionals with strong connections, you will gain a theoretical and critical knowledge of current legal issues.

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Apply your skills through the Law Clinic, Client Interviewing and Mooting Competitions

As well getting to use our mooting and client interviewing facilities in our brand new Business School at Oxstalls (opening 2018), you can also get involved with our innovative law clinic, offering free legal advice to members of the public.

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