The 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) specialised optional courses and a dissertation topic that reflect their interests, under the supervision of a member of School.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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.
You do not need a prior qualification in law to apply for this programme.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English, you will be required to show that you have obtained one of the following:
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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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