The School has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, accommodating scholars from a range of different disciplines (law, sociology, criminology, bioethics, philosophy, politics, economics).
The School is proud to host a number of research centres that support the research aspirations of staff and graduate research students.
These include the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, the Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Manchester Centre for Regulation and Governance and the Manchester International Law Centre.
The The University of Manchester is proud to be a member of the Economic and Social Research Council doctoral training centre and approved by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to award funded studentships.
Our research students are provided with extensive research support and training by the School and by the Faculty of Humanities.
In addition, research students are provided with two academic supervisors to, as well as an adviser to provide pastoral support.
Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in the legal professions and associated fields.
The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.
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Coursework and assessment
- For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) you must successfully complete a period of supervised research and training, the results of which show convincing evidence of your capacity to pursue research and scholarship, and to make an original contribution and substantial addition to knowledge.
- You must prepare a substantial thesis of up to 80,000 words, and also satisfy the examiners in an oral examination on the subject of the thesis. The subject is chosen by the candidate, but must be approved by the School's Research Committee.
- Postgraduate research students may commence their studies in September or January (with September being the main admissions date).
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesPublic Law Legal Studies View 14 other Masters in Public Law in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Academic entry qualification overview
- For PhD programmes the minimum entry requirements are an Upper Second Class Honours degree with minimum grade averages of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level with overall average marks of 65% in taught modules and a minimum mark of 65% in the dissertation/research element (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a relevant discipline, plus prior research training at postgraduate level.
- English language
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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