An upper second class degree, or equivalent, and a viable research proposal. For entry onto the PhD 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).
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
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 them every couple of weeks to discuss your research (supervision via video-conferencing is available for students who are not based in Lancaster, or indeed not based in the UK). Your supervisors will also 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 be invited to attend the many guest lectures and seminars that we hold. We also host regular student-led seminars, arranged by the research students themselves for the discussion of work in progress.
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 and course duration
Further details of qualification
(part-time and distance learning options are also available)
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)1524 592215