The structure of the law course underwent a total upheaval, and the LL.B. (Hons) course was introduced in 2012.


At the beginning of the second semester of the 3rd year of study, a Research Project Proposal must be submitted.


The Research Project is a 4th year compulsory unit comprising 10ECTS, and the final copy must be submitted during the second semester of 4th year. The prescribed length is between 10,000 to 12,000 words, including footnotes. This is the only dissertation to be written in the law course.


The LL.D. course only exists in respect of the LL.B. course commencing prior to 2012, thus does not apply to students who started the LL.B. (Hons) course from 2012 onwards.


LL.D students must present the Thesis proposal in the 2nd year of the LL.D course, and a final copy of the Thesis must be handed in during the 3rd year. The prescribed length is between 30,000 and 35,000 words.


The purpose of this page is to gather collectively the information required for the law thesis or research project. This is a page created for students by students and is thus not meant to substitute the official University regulations.


Study Unit Description


-LL.B. (Hons)





Projects, Dissertations, Theses & Proposals for the following-

-LL.B. (Hons)



Previous Theses


List of Theses and Research Projects




Annex A - Submission of Thesis/Dissertation/Research Projects Title and Proposal 

Annex B - Declaration by Academic Member of Staff on the Proposed Thesis/Dissertation/Research Projects Title and Thesis Proposal

Annex C - Log Book and Submission Note

Annex D - Declaration of Authenticity & Copyright release form for Research

Annex E - Library Guide for Digitized Dissertations




Guidelines for LL.D. Thesis - 2011 Version  

Guidelines for the Research Project


Does you thesis involve interviews? You may need to present an extra form. University Research Ethics Information and Proposal Form


Compiled by Luisa Cassar Pullicino, Joshua Chircop and Luke Hili.


In October 2015, GħSL organised a talk entitled Dissertation Dilemma? for students preparing to propose a thesis title. Please find the slides by Dr. Rizzo and Dr. Barthet below.