- Our aim at the King's College London is to foster innovative research that yields new insights for global challenges relating to personal responsibility, health, wealth, justice, communication and governance.
- The Dickson Poon School of Law is home to over 90 doctoral researchers. Their projects cover a broad range of topics from intellectual property to information technology, from competition law to counter-rules, from global justice to gender equality. We offer two research degrees – the Masters of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Law Research (PhD).
- While graduate research opportunities are organised through The Dickson Poon School of Law, you may well find that your work is related to research undertaken at one of the research centres associated with the School.
Course study environment
- Graduate students are allocated a supervisory team which includes a primary and secondary supervisor. Facilities include a suite of new offices at Somerset House East Wing, dedicated for the use of the School of Law's doctoral students, which includes access to a hot desking room with computers, printing facilities and lockers with 24-hour access.
- Graduate students are invited to attend and participate in staff seminars. The Graduate Legal Research Society represents the students and organises educational and social events. Graduate students have access to the Maughan Library where they have a dedicated work space. Students also have access to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library, Senate House Library, and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. Our facilities are aimed at supporting research at the highest level.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesLegal Studies View 28 other PhDs in Legal Studies in United Kingdom
- A Master's degree with Merit in Law or a related discipline, with strong evidence of research and writing ability. This will normally involve achieving a Merit in a dissertation component of the Master’s degree. We usually also require a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours.
- Candidates who do not meet these criteria will only be admitted if the prospective supervisor makes a case for admission based on the candidate's broader work experience.
International19680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19680 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA7470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK Tuition Fees - Part time tuition fees: £3,735 per year
- International Tuition Fees - Part time tuition fees: £9,840 per year
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