Research course


University of Birmingham · Birmingham Law School
PhDMJur by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

A first class or upper second class UK honours degree in law (or a subject related to the proposed area of research) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

For over 85 years Birmingham Law School has made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship. Our academic staff are amongst the country's most eminent legal scholars and provide a supportive research culture that encourages and facilitates research activities.

As well as providing expert supervision from an experienced member of staff, the School cultivates a friendly and supportive environment for its community of research students. We currently have over 70 students engaged in research degrees in the School.

We regard postgraduate research students as playing an important part in maintaining and strengthening the research traditions of the School, and we are committed to increasing the number of such students and the range of the research which they are undertaking. It is not without significance that several members of the School’s academic staff were themselves postgraduate students here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MJur by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

This course can also be studied via distance learning.

Course contact details

+44 (0)121 414 6290