Research course

School of Law

University of Leeds · School of Law
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements for our research schemes are that you must normally possess an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

We also encourage applicants with professional qualifications or substantial professional experience to apply.

In addition, we normally require PhD applicants to hold a Master's level qualification in a relevant subject at merit or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Law and its associated centres offer a wide range of research degrees. All students are instructed in research methods and skills and are housed in dedicated postgraduate suites.

Department specialisms

Common Law; Criminal Justice and Law; Criminal Procedure; Comparative Law; European Law; Human Rights; Public Law; Media Law; Socio-Legal Studies.

Information for international students

The School has a minimum requirement.

  • TOEFL score on the internet-based test: at least 92 with, at least, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
  • A minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in listening and reading and at least 6.0 in writing and speaking.

The School keeps its requirements under review and may request a higher level of proficiency. The University of Leeds Language Centre can provide more details on your English requirements.

Fees and funding

We regularly offer the following scholarships to research postgraduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 113 343 7573