Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.


Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Department has a supportive and lively research environment which enables staff to achieve excellence in their chosen field and to produce the highest quality of research outputs.

The 2008 RAE saw Law at Brookes move into the top half of the national subject league table at 30th out of 67 institutions using the GPA (or 29th using the Research Fortnight quality index).

Based on percentage of 'world leading' research activity, Brookes is now in 21st position (with five others) with 85% of its research activity judged as international quality and 10% world leading in significance and rigor.

Department specialisms

Access to justice; Accountability; Comparative constitutions; Criminal justice; Discrimination law; Human rights; Information law; International trade and commercial law; International law and policy; International economic law; Law and religion; Legal theory; Migration; Workplace rights and employment law; WTO law.

Information for international students

In addition to your academic qualifications you will need: IELTS band 6.5.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: www.brookes.ac.uk/studing/finance/support/pg_home

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-60 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Terri Morris
+44 (0) 1865 483763