The Kingston University's Law programme is made up of individual supervision and as such can be extremely flexible to accommodate your needs.
As a PhD student within the Department of Law, you will be expected to attend the University's research training sessions and a series of in-house training seminars run by the Department. The latter take the form of research 'masterclasses', where an experienced member of the Department leads a session intended to reflect on different aspects of conducting research in law. You are also invited to attend the Department of Law research seminars arranged for members of the academic staff.
here is also a series of sessions on the Philosophy of Enquiry and a series of sessions on the Conduct of Enquiry. These non-compulsory modules, held with other PhD students and run by various members of the faculty, will help prepare you for your independent studies, and introduce you to the other students and staff in the department.
The Department of Law is small and very friendly, and has a real community feel with other postgraduate students. There will be opportunities to engage with many members of staff beyond your supervisor.
You will research a topic of your choice in great depth. We particularly invite applications in the areas of:
- Gas and Energy Law
- Misuse of private information and breach of confidence
- AI embedded in transportation, communication and toys
- Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' rights
- IP Law, particularly on trademarks or patents of biotechnological inventions
- Stress at work in tort
- Collective Labour Law
- Restorative justice
- Space Law and Cyber Law
- The gig economy
- Natural Law Theory
- EU Law
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPatent & Intellectual Property Law Public Law Legal Studies
You should have:
- a first or second class honours undergraduate degree and a masters degree in Law or a law-related subject; and
- two personal references from academic referees confirming your suitability for the programme.
You will also need to provide evidence of:
- relevant educational, professional and personal experience;
- your ability to meet the high intellectual and personal demands of the programme; and
- your potential to complete the programme within the designated time.
We welcome applications from international students. If you hold a non-UK degree or legal professional qualification, see our guidance on equivalent qualifications.
International15400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Home: £ 2,250
- International: £ 7,700
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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