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The University of Edinburgh

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
21150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

The Law programme at The University of Edinburgh is a vibrant, collegial and enriching community of legal, sociolegal and criminology researchers and offers an excellent setting for doctoral research.

Overview

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.

Career

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

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

Funding

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