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.
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.
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
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before
DisciplinesEuropean Law International Law Legal Studies View 5 other PhDs in European Law in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6130 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3600
- EU/Overseas: £9300
Living costs for London
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: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding
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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