Law PhD and MPhil
How to Apply
Apply for a PhD or MPhil in Law
Our School of Law is a research-led department committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching. It is consistently ranked in the top 20 of UK law schools.
Our Research Degrees
The School of Law offers supervision for the degrees of:
The School of Law also offers a distance learning PhD.
PhD and MPhil Supervisors and Research Areas
We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas that are compatible with the research interests of our academic staff, which include:
PhD Studentships and Funding
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available:
PhD and MPhil Description
Candidates are required to submit a written thesis of 80,000 words (PhD) or 50,000 words (MPhil) which is assessed in an oral examination.
The thesis must be submitted for examination within the following periods of registration:
|PhD Full-Time||Two Years||Four Years|
|PhD Part-Time/Distance||Three Years||Six Years|
|MPhil Full-Time||One Year||Two Years|
|MPhil Part-Time/Distance||Two Years||Four Years|