Postgraduate Research in Law
With an international research reputation and support and training structures to help you develop your skills and enhance your employability, the University of Leicester is the natural choice for the next generation of world-class researchers.
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Recent PhD and MPhil Projects
- Legal Protection of Social and Economic Rights of Children in Developing Countries: Reassessing International Cooperation, Obligations, and Responsibility
- Comparative Analysis of Procedural Issues in the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards
- Risks, Challenges, and Prospects for China’s Banking Industry after Entry into WTO
- Confronting Identity Theft: A Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Emerging Response of the Criminal Law in England, the United States, and Australia
Learn more about Research in the School of Law.
Training for Campus Based Postgraduate Researchers
All new postgraduate researchers are required to undertake a research training programme that is delivered through the School’s Masters in Law (LLM) modules. The programme aims to provide the required transferable and discipline specific skills including sessions on topics such as:
- time management
- legal information resources
- writing and presentation skills
- legal argumentation and method
- socio-legal research
- getting published
Additional training sessions - e.g., linguistic skills where appropriate - are offered by the University’s Graduate School.
Facilities for Campus Based Postgraduate Researchers
Two study rooms in the School, equipped with computers connected to the campus network, are set aside exclusively for postgraduate researchers. The School common room is also available to all postgraduate researchers.
In the University Library, there is a separate Graduate School Reading Room for postgraduates.
Postgraduate researchers may attend some modules offered on the LLM programme. You will not be assessed but will be asked to prepare and participate in the seminar discussion. This is designed to offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of areas of study pertinent to their research and to share your research interests with other postgraduates.
Every postgraduate researcher will be asked to present a paper on their research to other postgraduates and members of staff at an annual Graduate Conference. This is designed to allow you to test your ideas in front of an audience and also to give you practice in presenting conference papers and preparing articles for publication.
The School provides an annual allowance for printing and photocopying. Funding is also available to support postgraduate researchers wishing to participate in national and international conferences relevant to their research.
Our distance learning PhD in Law allows you to study for a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are in the world and can be completed in three to six years.