MA by Research MA(Res)

If you have a longstanding interest or connections in a particular legal or criminal justice field, perhaps related to your professional occupation or other significant experience, then an MA by Research may provide the ideal scope and flexibility for your research project.


When studying an MA by Research, you will carry out original research under the guidance of two supervisors and produce an original thesis of approximately 30,000 words.

The programme is entirely research focused; you will work with your supervisors to design a programme of research and then receive supervision through to the completion of your thesis.

Individual support is provided through monthly one-to-one supervision meetings with experienced researchers who have expertise in your area of research. The degree programme therefore involves close supervision and support, which is tailored specifically to helping you complete a successful project.

The degree of MA by Research is awarded on the basis of your thesis, and your viva voce, where you present and discuss the rationale, methods and findings of your original study with an examining panel.

MA(Res) Award
October, February Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

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