Research course

Research Degrees in the Centre for Research in Law

University of Bedfordshire · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants for a research degree should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above), or a Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

For MSc/MA by Research a good Honours degree (2:2 or above) is required in the appropriate subject.

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

CRiL offers a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for graduate research in Law. We welcome applications by candidates with strong research potential from the UK, EU and other overseas jurisdictions.

As an MPhil/PhD student at CRiL, students will pursue original research and have the opportunity to make a distinct contribution to their chosen field of study. They will become a member of our active and multicultural research community and have opportunities to engage with colleagues, academic staff and distinguished visiting academic guests and practitioners.

All our MPhil/PhD candidates benefit from the research skills training programme offered by the Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI), of which CRiL forms part, and are encouraged to take part in the seminars, conferences and other research events organised by CRiL. To foster their academic development, funds are available to assist with the costs of conferences and other research activities.

The University are committed to offering high quality supervision. CRiL fellows offer supervision across a wide range of research areas, and will support students in developing their research skills and academic profile.

CRiL welcomes research proposals in the following areas:

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Protection of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Public International Law
  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Law and Arbitration
  • International Oil and Gas Law
  • International Humanitarian Law

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01234 400400