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

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

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Students 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 presentations. Willans Solicitors, a leading South West law firm based in Cheltenham, is sponsoring a prize for the best LLM graduate.


Business Management
Local Authority
Advocate for charities
Humanitarian work

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Become equipped with the skills and understanding of methods of legal research.

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

Entry requirements You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent Your application should include a strong reference.

University information

Join the University of Gloucestershire and you will be part of a creative, professional community of 1,000 postgraduate students, 2,000 staff and an alumni network of 40,000 graduates. The University has recently been ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019 and has a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking and are intensively engaged...more