LLM by Research

LLM by Research

Academic Excellence

Individual supervision by world-renowned faculty in your chosen subject area.

Carry out an extended research project through doctrinal, theoretical, comparative, historical or interdisciplinary perspectives.

Be a vital part of our cosmopolitan research community.


Suitable for those in full-time employment or with other commitments.

Available as a one year full-time or a two-year part-time degree.

Entry options in September or January.

Supervision Areas

The LLM by Research is a unique opportunity to conduct independent research work in an area of your choice.


“My LLM by Research in International Law at Glasgow was an opportunity to work with real experts in the field and become part of an enriching community of researchers. I gained experience in the challenges and satisfactions of research study, and it was a great springboard for my next steps.”

Eleni Methymaki, LLM by Research Graduate (2018), DPhil Candidate in Law (University of Oxford)

“The LLM by Research is the degree that I am most proud of and that arouses the curiosity of those who read my business card. My topic of research became a door opener to my first position as data protection expert in the police sector in Germany. In my current position, advising clients in English is part of my daily business, as well as working on tight deadlines and keeping a high standard of argumentation. The LLM by Research has helped me enhance these skills. I also enjoyed the discussions with the other research students and attended workshops on academic writing and soft skills that proved to be very useful. Glasgow became my second home where I go back once a year to meet with the good friends I made in 2017.“

Luca Maria Thieme, LLM by Research Graduate (2017), Lawyer (Gleiss Lutz, Germany)