Research course

Law Research

Institution
King's College London · Dickson Poon School of Law
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • A Master's degree with high Merit (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a related discipline, with strong evidence of research and writing ability. This will normally involve achieving a strong Merit in a dissertation component of the Master’s degree.
  • We usually also require a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent).

Candidates who do not meet these criteria will only be admitted if the prospective supervisor makes a case for admission based on the candidate's broader work experience.

Candidates should identify and approach their potential first supervisor before applying. Applications from candidates without a named, agreed supervisor from The Dickson Poon School of Law, may not be considered. An A-Z of academics is here.

Months of entry

January, October, September

Course content

While graduate research opportunities are organised through the School of Law, you may well find that your work is related to research undertaken at one of the research centres associated with the School. These centres enjoy strong international and national reputations and contribute to legal and wider public debates on important issues of today.

Department specialisms

Current research degree projects: A Comparative Study of Defamation Law & Conflict Rules on Defamation (AHRC funded); The Governance & Legal Accountability of European Security (King's Continuation Scholarship funded); The Dialectic of International Investment Jurisprudence (Graduate School funded); The Interplay Between Public & Private Competition Law Enforcement (Centre of European Law Scholarship funded); The Policing of Protest (ESRC funded).

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website.

Fees and funding

The Dickson Poon School of Law is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for postgraduate research students, to cover tuition fees and living costs. Full details and application deadlines can be found here.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Email
law-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 2711