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Law By Distance Learning

University of Birmingham

36 months
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19800 GBP/year
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About

As a postgraduate researcher at Law By Distance Learning programme from University of Birmingham, you will be contributing to more than 85 years of research tradition, working alongside some of the country's most eminent legal scholars.

Overview

Our expertise spans a wide range of areas, including commercial law, criminal law, criminal justice, judicial administration, European law, public law, human rights, international law, private law, restitution, conflicts of law, international economic law, comparative law, health and social welfare, socio-legal studies, and legal theory.

As well as providing expert supervision from experienced members of staff, we offer a friendly and supportive environment for our postgraduate students and consider them an integral part of the School’s research community.

With supervision from academic staff, our PhD programme requires you to research and write a thesis of 80,000 words that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within three years. This Law By Distance Learning programme from University of Birmingham can also be studied by Distance Learning - see whether distance learning is an option for you.

The MPhil programme requires you to research and write a 60,000-word thesis under the supervision of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within two years.

The MJur programme requires you to research and write a 40,000-word thesis under the supervision of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within one year.

Career

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated  careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Programme Structure

Birmingham Law School staff research supervision areas

  • Commercial and company law
  • Comparative law
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Environmental law
  • European Union law
  • Family law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted at any time though we strongly encourage students to begin their studies at the start of the UK academic year (September).

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MJur and MPhil programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree in law (or a subject related to the proposed area of research) or its international equivalent
  • Typically, applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above in law (or a subject related to the proposed area of research) or its international equivalent
  • Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have will also taken into account.
  • If you are applying to study by distance learning, you will also be required to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study by distance learning.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK: £2,283 part-time
  • International: £9,900 part-time (distance learning only)

Funding

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