Why choose this Law (Postgraduate Research) programme?
- The Law School prides itself on the levels of support provided to postgraduate research students in the course of their PhD journey. Our academics meet regularly with their supervisees, and work closely with them at all stages of the project, from inception to completion.
- The University of Wolverhampton provides a collegiate research environment and first-class facilities to its PhD students, including a dedicated postgraduate research room, access to the University’s Harrison Learning Centre and leading legal databases such as LexisNexis, Heinonline, and Westlaw. PhD students may also apply to access the facilities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.
- Postgraduate research students are encouraged to present their research to University academics and fellow PhD students at colloquia within the Law School, which provide an encouraging and friendly environment for students to sharpen their research and presentation skills.
- Our postgraduate research students are afforded the opportunity to develop their research skills through participation in training events organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the University’s Doctoral College.
- Our postgraduate research students are also encouraged to participate in the West Midlands Legal Doctoral Network, where they will hone their research and presentation skills and build their networks with researchers in the region.
Potential Career PathsResearch degrees in law can provide students with opportunities in a multitude of career paths, including academia, government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
The PhD programme in the School has the following three milestones:
- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Variable start date.
DisciplinesEuropean Law International Law Public Law View 16 other PhDs in Public Law in United Kingdom
- a first or upper second class honours degree, or
- a master’s degree, or
- evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research.
International13645 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13645 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home/EU - 2204 GBP per year.
- International - 6823 GBP per year.
Living costs for Wolverhampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725. It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
- Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments.
- Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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