Ph. D. On Campus

Legal Practice

The University of Exeter

48 months
18100 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The subject-matter of your research at the Legal Practice programme from The University of Exeter is of course chosen by you, although we will give you advice and guidance in formulating an appropriate research proposal. Please feel free to contact staff directly if you have any questions as to the viability of your research ideas.



The award of MA by Research is clear evidence to employers, whether academic or professional, of your ability to conduct independent research to produce original material within a prescribed timescale.

This Legal Practice programme from The University of Exeter could form the basis of an academic career, but, equally, enhance your prospects should you wish to follow a career in the legal profession. You will benefit from the School's excellent links with members of the legal profession both regionally, nationally and internationally. We have a superb reputation with graduate recruiters and graduates from the School of Law compete very successfully in the employment market. Every year the Careers and Employment Service holds an annual Law Careers Fair, attended by many legal firms that target the University’s graduates.

Programme Structure

Research themes of the network cover:

  • Children's voices
  • Family justice
  • Money/property
  • Parenting
  • Protection
  • Relationships

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require you to have a first degree in Law, or a first degree in another discipline and have passed the Common Professional Examination/Diploma in Law, and have held a professional qualification for at least five years.
  • You will be required to submit a summary of your proposed portfolio of legal practice and provide confirmation of the nature and extent of your personal professional involvement in the case-work outlined. The research subject may be drawn from any area of legal practice within which you have worked and may reflect an interest in any aspect of substantive law, legal process, legal policy, or legal scholarship. Please contact the Law School in advance to discuss any ethical issues or legal constraints that may arise from the choice of case-study and potentially that would potentially affect the submission of a portfolio. Applicants are normally interviewed as part of the admissions process. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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