MRes History and Philosophy of Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The LL.M (R) in History and Philosophy of Law builds on the Law Schools national and international reputation in the fields of Legal History and Philosophy of Law. Staff expertise in those fields is grounded in a long and illustrious tradition of historical and philosophical research that can be traced back to the Scottish Enlightenment.

Description of History and Philosophy of Law

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The LL.M (R) in History and Philosophy of Law builds on the Law Schools national and international reputation in the fields of Legal History and Philosophy of Law. Staff expertise in those fields is grounded in a long and illustrious tradition of historical and philosophical research that can be traced back to the Scottish Enlightenment.

The LL.M programme is designed to promote cross-fertilization between the fields of Legal History and Philosophy of Law, while allowing students to focus on the areas that interest them the most. Certain courses (such as Traditions of Legal Enquiry) expressly explore the relations between research in Legal History and research in Legal Philosophy, while others focus on more discrete areas of legal enquiry. Students are encouraged to choose (under the guidance of the programme director) optional courses and a dissertation topic that reflect their interests (see below).

Please note that you do not need to have a prior qualification in law to be eligible to apply for this programme.

Edinburgh is committed to providing a unique research student community in both Legal History and Philosophy of Law. Our research students in legal theory, for instance, run their own Legal Theory seminar series and reading group and the Centre for Legal History hosts a number of student and staff seminars.
Edinburgh offers the student a strong and active research community which fosters and encourages the development of researchers in Legal History and Philosophy of Law at all stages of their careers.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 31
Tuition fee
  • GBP 16500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 8100 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Semester 1 courses

  • Traditions of Legal Enquiry
  • Reasoning with Precedent

Semester 2 courses

Law School courses

  • Ancient Law: Theories, Models and Concepts
  • Law and the Enlightenment
  • The Anatomy of Private Law
  • The Anatomy of Public Law

English Language Requirements

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7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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Requirements for History and Philosophy of Law

The minimum basic admission requirement for the LLM by research degrees is UK Upper Second Class (2:1) honours degree or its international equivalent, in Law or Social Sciences.

If you have a non-UK degree, please check whether your degree qualification is equivalent to the minimum standard before applying.

Work Experience for History and Philosophy of Law

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Edinburgh is committed to providing a unique research student community in both Legal History and Philosophy of Law. Our research students in legal theory, for instance, run their own Legal Theory seminar series and reading group and the Centre for Legal History hosts a number of student and staff seminars.

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