The Research Students benefit immensely from a vibrant research community, a supportive environment and many opportunities to engage critically with academic research and contemporary issues. They are immersed in a research culture which situates legal studies in its historical, political, social and economic context.
Law at University of Kent has an active and supportive student community, with excellent dedicated postgraduate facilities. You are usually allocated two supervisors, who give guidance about the nature of the research, the standard of work required, and about the relevant literature and sources that should be consulted. You meet with supervisors monthly, ensuring consistent and continuous support during the length of the degree.
Employability is a key focus throughout the University and at Kent Law School you have the support of a dedicated Employability and Career Development Officer together with a broad choice of work placement opportunities, employability events and careers talks. Details of graduate internship schemes with NGOs, charities and other professional organisations are made available to postgraduate students via the School’s Employability Blog.
Many students at our Brussels centre who undertake internships are offered contracts in Brussels immediately after graduation. Others have joined their home country’s diplomatic service, entered international organisations, or have chosen to undertake a ‘stage’ at the European Commission, or another EU institution.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Criminal Justice
- Critical Commercial Law and Business Law and Regulation
- Critical Obligations
- Environmental Law
- European and Comparative Law
- Gender and Sexuality
- Governance and Regulation
- Healthcare Law and Ethics
- International Law
- Law and Political Economy & Law and Development
- Legal Theories and Philosophy
- Property Law
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCivil & Private Law Public Law Legal Studies View 16 other PhDs in Public Law in United Kingdom
- A first or good second class honours degree in law or a relevant subject. A Master’s degree is recommended, but not essential.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
International15700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15700 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Home EU - £2,164
- Overseas - £7,850
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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