Law (PhD/MPhil), PhD

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  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


For a PhD degree, you are expected to present the results of your research in a thesis which represents a significant original contribution to knowledge in the subject area studied, and to undergo a viva voce examination. For an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree, you are expected to successfully complete an approved programme of supervised research, and to present your results in a thesis.

All research students are allocated to a supervisor with a research interest in your chosen topic of study. Your supervisor will provide advice and guidance on your choice of topic; advice on the literature in your field and how to access it; advice on your choice of research methods; advice on thesis structure, content and presentation; critical appraisal of drafts of your thesis; and, in the case of PhD students, advice on preparation for your viva voce examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

Applications are particularly welcome from graduates with an interest in pursuing a research degree in one or more of the research areas currently represented with the School.

Law with specialisations in:

  • European Law
  • European Internal Market
  • Public Procurement
  • Competition Law

Global Economic Law:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • WTO Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Insurance Law
  • International Sales Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Private International Law
  • European Union Internal Market/Competition Law

International Law:

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law

UK Commercial Law:

  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Consumer Law
  • Mergers
  • Banking Law
  • Arbitration Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Social Care Law

UK Public Law:

  • Public Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Administrative Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Law and Devolved Government
  • Media Law

UK Private Law:

  • Land Law
  • Equity
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Legal History
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Trusts
  • Jurisprudence

Test Scores

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International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:
  • IELTS: 7.0 (with no individual score lower than 6.5)
  • Pearson PTE: 67 (with no individual score lower than 62)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced/Proficiency: 185 (with no individual score lower than 176)

Tuition Fee


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