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Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM

Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our Law and Society (Legal Research) LLM is an ideal preparation for a PhD. It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to proceed to a career in academia or the public, voluntary or private sectors.

The LLM can be taken as a standalone course before undertaking PhD study.

It also forms the initial training component for the four-year (LLM plus PhD) ESRC Northern Ireland/ North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Centre.

The course is ideal if you want to gain advanced research skills that will allow you to progress to PhD level study in the field of law and society. You will have an opportunity to study key legal topics relevant to law and society and choose from a range of optional modules suited to your specific interests.

You will study governance and policy in the national, European and international context. You will develop knowledge and expertise in:

legal problem-solving
qualitative and quantitative research methods
the key principles in a variety of legal subjects.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to develop and advance students? understanding of the qualitative tradition in social research; to introduce contemporary qualitative research designs across a range of social science disciplines; to examine the intellectual, theoretical and methodological development of the qualitative paradigm; to develop awareness and understanding of the variety of epistemological perspectives which underpin qualitative approaches to social inquiry; to examine the ethical principles, implications and dilemmas of qualitative research; to develop understanding of the nature, methods and application of qualitative research; to develop skills in qualitative methods of data collection; to examine a range of strategies for organising and analysing qualitative data; to consider different approaches to qualitative report-writing and to encourage students to cultivate a critical and reflexive approach to research practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject.