Ph. D. On Campus Online


School of Advanced Study, University of London

36 months
15500 GBP/year
6130 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Law degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. 


On completing this Law degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.

Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. The areas covered by the Institute’s expertise cover a broad range of law, policy and crime. 

Study Mode

You can study on-campus or online.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is a national academic institution serving all universities through its national legal research library.

Its function is to promote, facilitate, and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad. Its areas of speciality include arbitration and dispute settlement, company law, comparative law, economic crime, financial services law, legislative studies and law reform, and the legal profession and delivery of legal services.

Programme Structure

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies offers doctoral research supervision in the following broad areas:

  • Company Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law and Evidence
  • Energy Law
  • European Criminal Law
  • Financial Crime
  • Financial Services and Regulation Law
  • Gender, Sexuality and Law
  • Information Law and Policy
  • Law and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. 
  • Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £3600
  • EU/Overseas: £9300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Find out more about our range of funding opportunities:

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.

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