Our Master of Jurisprudence postgraduate degree is a research-based programme of study centred on completing a satisfactory thesis of up to 50,000 words on an approved subject in the field of Law. Most range between 20,000 and 40,000 words. The programme is one-year in length and students normally expected to be resident in Durham. Part-time study over two-years is available.
See our staff member lists within our Research Centres and Workshops for information on areas of supervision available for postgraduate students.
So how much will it all cost? And how will you fund your study? Here you will find all the information you need to work out the cost of studying in Durham, together with general and specific information on sources of funding.
In order to apply for a MJur, you must meet our entry requirements including the provision of a research proposal. Once you have checked that you meet the conditions, your first step should be to make informal contact with a potential supervisor.
The second step in the application process is to complete the online application form.
Please note that all induction events take place in October - this is the starting date for new research students.
In order to be admitted, students must satisfy the following criteria:
Guidance on equivalent grades from overseas institutions.
Your applications must include the following:
As part of the application process, you may be requested to amend your proposal before we come to a final determination on its suitability.
The research proposal must include an explanation of the research context (i.e. the state of the current research), set out the research questions to be answered in the thesis, and explain the sources and methods that are to be used.
A good MJur proposal will:
For more information, please contact the Law School Senior Research Administrator.