To be eligible to apply for an MPhil or PhD programmes, applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least an upper second class honours degree in a discipline appropriate to their intended area of research. Substantial prior research experience may, in some instances, be acceptable in place of a first degree qualification. If you are not sure whether this might apply to you, our Graduate School will be able to advise you.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Studying for an MPhil or a PhD is very much an individual activity, and research topics vary widely, according to personal interests. As one of our students, we will help to nurture your interests and develop skills and insights essential to your future progress.
To assist you, we offer access to modern, well-equipped laboratories and library facilities, and are also able to support prospective students in developing their research proposals.
Research activity in the School principally surrounds socio-legal research in the fields of: criminal law; criminal justice; legal history and, the development of legal education. Current postgraduate work includes a study of the implementation of restorative justice within criminal justice systems; the development of professional judgement amongst legal practitioners; the development of the Poor Law in the early 20th Century; and, the assessment experiences of undergraduate law students with specific learning difficulties.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate School
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