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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Brussels, Belgium
A Law PhD from University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies, is awarded for a substantial piece of supervised research that is worthy of publication and makes an original contribution to knowledge in a particular field. Research students benefit from having a supervisory committee, including a main supervisor, to guide and support their research.
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Overview

The PhD at BSIS is an independent project guided by your main supervisor who will have experience related to your chosen field of research. You will have regular meetings with your supervisor (at least monthly) for informal discussions as well as formal feedback on your work. The supervisor's role is to oversee your progress, give you advice as well as share any special areas of expertise.

Your progress is closely monitored by the supervisory committee to ensure you remain on track to produce a thesis of value to the academic community. You will be reviewed at regular interviews and this includes induction, probation, annual and submission review. 

At BSIS, we hold weekly research seminars for all our PhD students and staff to attend. This Law PhD from University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies is an opportunity to showcase your research and to exchange, debate and share ideas with fellow students and faculty staff. Each term, every student is required to present a piece of work which might be a research outline, results of a bibliographic search or a field trip report.

The research community at BSIS is a diverse, friendly and growing group who benefit from the interdisciplinary nature of the School and each student contributes significantly to this community as well as providing mentor and support to our taught master's student body. 

Career

Many students at our Brussels centre who undertake internships are offered contracts in Brussels immediately after graduation. Our graduates have gone on to careers in academia, local and national government and public relations. 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.

At the Brussels School of International Studies, students also have access to the services of Key2advance, a dedicated careers service that provides students with assistance in developing skills and accessing the international job market. The weekly career workshops cover all aspects of the job market starting with rewriting your CV and cover letters to learning networking skills. This leads to a networking event during the Autumn Term that allows students to meet and network with employers and alumni.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students; no later than three months before your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three to four years full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Five to six years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • European Human Rights Law (especially European Convention on Human Rights)
  • Theories of Public International Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor degree, and a master's degree in Law at distinction level, including a distinction grade in the master's thesis.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. 
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9650 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9650 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time: €4,825

Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • University and external funds
  • Scholarships specific to the academic school delivering this programme.

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