Research course


Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need to hold a First of Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an area relevant to your chosen project to be able to apply. If you have obtained an undergraduate degree from a non-UK institution, we can advise you on how it compares to the UK system.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Law School, rated 4th in the UK for research in Law REF 2014 and first for impact in Law, is committed to developing its research profile and environment. The Head of School is Dr Eugene McNamee.

The School espouses a commitment to socio-legal and multidisciplinary studies as well as supporting doctrinal research. It welcomes applications for post-graduate study by research in a wide range of areas including:

  • commercial law;
  • intellectual property law;
  • law and media;
  • internet law and policy;
  • socio-legal studies;
  • access to justice;
  • social security;
  • employment;
  • legal innovation;
  • administrative justice;
  • and judicial review.

Fees and funding

A number of funded scholarships are available across the University each year for PhD projects. Applications for studentships will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate's qualifications, skills, experience and interests.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Professor Rory O'Connell
+44 28 9036 6693