Applicants for research programmes should normally hold, or be expecting to hold, a Masters degree in law and an LLB with first or second class honours, or an equivalent qualification.
Months of entry
January, October, April
For our PhD Human Rights and Research Methods, we offer supervision in all areas of staff expertise. We have a strong reputation for excellence in human rights, and our former PhD students have gone on to work in legal practice, commerce and industry, the non-governmental organisation sector and academia, including the academic community in our School of Law at Essex.
We also offer an MPhil in this subject and part-time research study is also available.
Our School of Law has an international reputation for providing a legal education of the highest quality. In particular, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 90 per cent of our research was rated as of 'internationally excellent' or 'internationally recognised' quality.
We offer supervision in areas including: European community law; human rights law; public law; international trade law; information technology, media and e-commerce law; business law.
Information for international students
IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in writing.
Fees and funding
We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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