LLM (By Research)

Major code: LWMR


Entry requirements

Applicants for the MPhil/PhD are expected to hold a first degree in law, with at least a strong 2:1 classification (or equivalent).Most applicants will also be expected to have a postgraduate qualification in Law or a related discipline (for example, an LLM or other Masters degree); however, this is not an absolute requirement and each application will be assessed on its own merits. Applicants for the LLM by research are expected to hold a first degree in Law, with at least a strong 2:1 classification (or equivalent).

Applications are not restricted to any particular subject field or research topic. However, applicants are reminded of the importance of proposing a viable topic for doctoral research, which can be supervised by Law School staff. Academics are generally very willing to discuss ideas before a formal proposal is made, and applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and liaise with potential supervisors in advance.

International Qualifications

Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English Language Qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

IELTS6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
TOEFL iBT88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23
International BaccalaureateStandard Level 5
Hong Kong use of English AS levelC
INDIA Standard XII70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAECC4-6