University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Legal Studies

Thecourse requires candidates to undertake independent research under the supervision of a member of the faculty and must keep at least 3 terms of residence before submitting for examination a thesis not exceeding 30000 words; the thesis must afford evidence of serious study and the ability to discuss a difficult problem critically; the Diploma year may, in appropriate circumstances, be counted towards either the MLitt or PhD research degrees; an applicant interested in writing a thesis on a topic in international law should apply for the diploma in international law; the diploma in legal studies covers all other topics within the field of law; in addition to the course fee, students may have to pay a college fee and a university composition fee.

Entry requirements

A 1st class degree in law from a UK University; or its equivalent from a university overseas; or a very good upper 2nd class Honours degree in law with an overall 1st or distinction in a Master's degree in law.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 19,557 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Telephone number: 
01223 760606