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Law, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Throughout the research degree period, PhD Law students from University of Lincoln are encouraged to take part in all activities associated with developing a research career.

About

Research students in the Law programme from University of Lincoln are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.

You will have access to structured training, research forums and networks. Training provides the opportunity to develop the research skills that can benefit your study and future career. You will be encouraged to present findings at conferences and symposia and some students may have the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching with the School, following appropriate training.

We encourage applications from students who wish to conduct research into any of our specialist areas of expertise, including EU law, international law, commercial law, dispute settlement and civil justice procedures, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law and criminal justice.Career and Personal Development

Throughout the research degree period, students are encouraged to take part in all activities associated with developing a research career.

The available postgraduate research degree training programmes consider career development issues and students are encouraged to maintain training and development logs throughout their studies. In some cases students will have the opportunity to support undergraduate students and experience seminar teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • MPhil: 1.5-3 years 
      • PhD: 2-4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • MPhil: 2-4 years part-time
      • PhD: 3-6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research interests are wide-ranging, but there is particular expertise within the broad areas of:
  • International law
  • European law
  • Human rights.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

First or upper second class honours degree or a Master’s degree with a significant law element. Direct entry onto the PhD may be available with an appropriate Master’s degree or MPhil.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4332 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4332 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time
  • Home/EU: £2,166
  • International: £6,850

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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