The programme consists of 6 modules of different size and shape, from taught courses to tutorials and a stay at a foreign university.
This course explores the nature of scientific research in general, and the study of law in particular through an examination of various core issues in philosophy of science. The course is concluded with an introduction in the current research by the Law School’s principal researchers.
This course is designed to facilitate the framing of a research proposal that might serve as starting point for a PhD-thesis.
Part of the Graduate School of Legal Studies. This course is designed to address the most important empirical research methods to law students, in a manner that will be fully accessible to those with no prior quantitative training or background in the subjects covered. No prior familiarity with statistics or empirical techniques is required.
This module should add to the student’s knowledge of the research topic or to the research skills, required to elaborate the research proposal.
A stay at a foreign university, where the student attends one or more highly specialized courses or even a LL.M, not only adds to the knowledge in the field of research, but also furthers the formation of an international scientific network, which is a prerequisite for (legal) research.
The proposal concerns an independent and original research on a specifically defined project.