Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Law (Research Training)

The course provides a structured introduction to carrying out research in the fields of Law, Socio-legal studies and Criminology. The programme covers both generic issues of research activity, such as the planning, design and organisation of research, academic writing and different methods of disseminating research, and also theoretical and methodological aspects of research in these particular disciplinary fields. The course will be of value in particular to those students intending to proceed to postgraduate research degree programmes, seeking more specialist knowledge and expertise, whether aiming eventually at an academic career or other kinds of research work in a range of professional, business and public service contexts. The research training Masters qualification can thus serve as a first stage towards doctoral and academic career research or as a free standing qualification for the wider research profession. The course is structured around a number of taught modules selected from both the University's research training programme and the School's more discipline-specific research preparation modules, and then the research and writing of a dissertation on an approved topic chosen by the student, applying the skills and knowledge derived from the earlier modules. For intending doctoral students the dissertation may serve as a rehearsal for working on a PhD thesis.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
LLM (Res) Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
LLM (Res) Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720