An LLM or equivalent with an average of 70 per cent.
English Law level.
Months of entry
About this programme
LSE Law is the UK's pre-eminent research institution for law. Our academics are the authors of influential and often path-breaking scholarship, and many have globally leading reputations. As one of UK's largest law departments, with over 70 academic members of staff, LSE Law is well known for its interdisciplinary and contextual approaches to the study of law.
Our PhD Law and PhD Law (Socio-Legal Theory) programmes offer the opportunity to undertake advanced legal research at one of the world's best law schools. Students in our PhD programme receive excellent training, and work under the supervision of leading scholars with strong international, comparative and interdisciplinary commitments. Our doctoral students become members of a lively academic community which is at the cutting-edge of legal scholarship and which plays a major role in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.
Students in our PhD programme work under the supervision of two academics. We also provide specialised training for PhD students, both through our own training course and through courses run by other units of LSE, especially the Department of Methodology and the PhD Academy. PhD students are also welcome to attend any other LSE course, subject to the approval of the lecturer.
We aim to provide our PhD students with the opportunity to gain teaching experience, and also offer the opportunity to become involved with the organisation of mooting, academic conferences, pro bono work, and our working paper series. Each year two PhD students also serve as LLM advisers.
Department of Law
The Department of Law is one of the largest departments in the School. Its special place in a school of social sciences has given legal studies in the Department a distinctive, interdisciplinary character. The Department has played a major role in policy debates and policy-making and in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. Staff and students in the Department come from all over the world, and bring to the Department an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and research.
Information for international students
For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.
Fees and funding
Every research student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.
This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships.
More information can be found on the Law Department’s PhD funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- 0207 955 6613