Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, and a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. For entry on to the LLM by Research programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Please note that applicants applying for the Faculty of Social Science PhD studentships require a master degree result of at least 65% (or equivalent) overall and at least a 65% result for a dissertation or extended research element as part of that master course.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our Law School has a highly impressive record in supporting innovative and world-leading research. Academic staff in the School have internationally recognised expertise across a wide range of specialist areas. These include competition law, criminal justice, medical law, restitution, international law, EU law, employment law, human rights, commercial law, contract law, company law, legal theory, media law, information technology and intellectual property law, land law, and public protest law.

Several of the School’s researchers are engaged in empirical and interdisciplinary work, and the School has sought both to encourage emerging strengths and to build on existing areas of excellence. The latter include the Centre for Competition Policy (established by the Law School in conjunction with the School of Economics, Norwich Business School and Political, Social and International Studies).

We are justifiably proud of the way in which we have developed junior colleagues’ and research students’ research careers. Many have produced and published research of the highest calibre. The School’s research community benefits from dedicated postgraduate facilities in the newly refurbished Earlham Hall on UEA campus grounds.

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all components) or equivalent qualification.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

LLM by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709