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2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline. A Masters degree is desirable but not essential (the Law School may take into consideration attainment in dissertation modules and relevant work or other experience)
- As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.
Months of entry
January, April, July, October
We welcome applications for PhD research degrees in all aspects of law and legal studies at the Law School. For students who wish to study for a shorter period, we also offer a two-year MPhil research degree.
As a research student you will be supervised by one or more of our academic staff, meeting with them to discuss your research (typically, supervision via video-conferencing is available for students who are not based in Lancaster, or indeed not based in the UK). Your supervisors are also able to give you guidance on preparing for conferences and writing for publication, as well as advice on academic and other careers. You will also undertake Faculty and School-based research training.
You will be welcomed into a vibrant Law School, and you will be invited to attend any guest lectures and seminars that the department host. We also host student-led seminars, arranged by the research students themselves for the discussion of work in progress.
Typically, successful applications contain a viable research proposal and are focused on our areas of research expertise, further entry requirements can be found below. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with no individual element below 5.5
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24-36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)1524 592215