Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our PhD research programme will allow you to explore your own interests in law, supported by the expertise of our staff.

Here at Anglia Law School, you’ll find staff who are experienced in most areas of law, including business law, corporate governance, international law, sports law, property law, environment, planning and land management, and human rights.

We’ll allocate you two supervisors suited to your area of research, with additional staff members available if necessary, and provide you with a rich and stimulating environment in which to conduct your research.

Anglia Law School has strong links to research networks in Anglia Ruskin and the wider community. We also host and take part in many other research events, including regular Faculty and departmental research seminars, which will allow you to present your research in a safe and supportive setting. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Department specialisms

European Law; Comparative Law; Socio-Legal Studies; Legal Skills; Criminal Law and Criminology; Public Law; Legal Education; Health & Safety Law; Employment Contract Law; Equal Opportunities; Sports Law; Property Law, Cultural Property Law (issues of archaeological heritage), Environmental Law, Evolution of Legal Doctrine, Family law and piolicy, Insolvency

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
0845 271 3333; international: +44 1245 493131