Research course


Swansea University · College of Law and Criminology

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, while our MPhil programme requires a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project, or a relevant, approved postgraduate qualification. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6. in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

We welcome applications from well qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise, which focus around the following research groupings:

The Centre for Global Legal Priorities (CGLP)

Environmental and energy law; public international law and international relations; European Union law; comparative law;
and legal theory.

Sefydliad Hywel Dda/Hywel Dda Institute

Public and constitutional law with a Welsh dimension.

The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL)

International commercial, shipping, admiralty and trade law; carriage of goods; marine environmental conservation.

Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People Children’s and young people’s rights.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr Marty Chamberlain
+44 (0)1792 295125