MRes History and Philosophy of Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8100 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The LL.M (R) in History and Philosophy of Law builds on the Law School’s international reputation in Legal History and Philosophy of Law to offer an advanced training in legal history and legal theory. Our goal is to develop the next generation of leading legal historians and legal theorists through a combined programme of teaching and research.

Description

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP16500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP8100 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Traditions of Legal Enquiry
  • Reasoning with Precedent
  • Ancient Law: Theories, Models and Concepts
  • Law and the Enlightenment
  • The Anatomy of Private Law
  • The Anatomy of Public Law
  • The Crusades: Thirteenth Century Crossroads
  • Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain
  • Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • Man and the natural world in the Enlightenment

English Language Requirements

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

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Requirements

Admission Requirements:

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:

  • Grade 7 in the British Council's IELTS test (with at least 6.5 in each section)
  • 100 in the TOEFL internet based test (with no score lower than 23 in each section)
  • Grade B in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Grade A in the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • 67 in the Pearson Test of English (with no score lower than 61 in each of the “Communicative Skills” sections – “Enabling Skills” section scores are not considered)

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

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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