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Nov. 3, 2008

LLD Professional Doctorate at the Anglia Ruskin School of Law

A Professional Doctorate offers a unique route to a doctoral degree, but is different from the traditional PhD. Students are required to pursue research in their respective areas of professional practice. A key characteristic of the LLD is that it recognises the workplace as both the field for, and the beneficiary of, high quality research, and students should seek to integrate and diffuse their doctoral studies within their job. In recognition of this the LLD has a shorter minimum completion time of 3 years (part-time), compared to the PhD (4 years part-time).

Such a close relationship to the student's field of investigation requires an appropriate balance between objectivity and subjectivity. The LLD differs from the PhD in that it:

    •  may be interventionist in its relationship to the topic being investigated
    •  uses an applied, problem-focused, or action-based approach
    •  invites students to become involved with implementing change in their organisations
    •  recognises the importance of advisers at their place of work
    •  enhances the development of candidates through use and dissemination of their research findings

The LLD has two stages:

Stage 1 (15-36 months) comprises training, and the preparation of three papers (total 20,000 words).

Stage 2 (21-36 months) comprises an original research project, supported by workshops and culminating in an examined dissertation (maximum 60,000 words).

Read additional information (i.e. entry qualifications, fees and application guidelines) about the LLD Professional Doctorate at the Anglia Ruskin Law School Website or contact:

Professor Robert Home
Anglia Law School
Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
England CM1 1SQ

Tel: 0845 196 3349
Int: +44 1245 493131 ext 3349


Content added on November 3, 2008.

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