Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours law (or law-related) degree or significant experience in law.

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

We offer two programmes of postgraduate study by research, all in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

  • LLM by research – 1 academic year of full-time study or 2 years of part-time study.
  • PhD – 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.

Students are registered initially for the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), although their status is probationary until the first Annual Review has taken place – normally between 12 and 18 months from first registration. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 - £22,500
International students
£13,680 - £41,040

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • LLM by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Nicola Ellison
Email
law-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1280 828321