Our postgraduate researchers of the Law programme at The University of Edinburgh are key to the School’s research activities, and we work hard to ensure that they are fully engaged with staff and projects across all of our legal disciplines.
Training and support
Doctoral researchers enjoy full access to the University’s research skills training which the Law School complements with a tailored research and wider skills programme.
The training programme in Year One (six seminars) includes workshops on research design, writing and research ethics.
The focus of the training programme in Year Two and Three is on supporting the dissemination of work with opportunities to present work.
Upon completion of the PhD, the majority of our students progress to postdoctoral research or lecturing and teaching roles.
Recent graduates have also found employment in roles as diverse as prison governor, solicitor and policy adviser for organisations including:
- the International Criminal Court
- The Hague
- Anderson Strathern
- HM Prison Service
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
You will find opportunities in the following fields:
- company and commercial law
- comparative law
- constitutional and administrative law
- criminal law
- criminology and criminal justice
- environmental law
- European law, policy and institutions
- European private law
- evidence and procedure
- family law
- gender and sexuality
- human rights law
- information technology law
- intellectual property law
- international law
- labour law
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Law Public Law Legal Studies View 15 other Masters in Public Law in United Kingdom
- A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree in law, arts or social sciences, and a UK Masters degree with at least 60% in the taught section and 65% or more in the dissertation, or their international equivalents.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
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