Entry requirements

Minimum requirement: Upper 2nd-class degree in Law or an appropriate discipline or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department offers well-qualified supervisors with a wide range of expertise as well as study space and dedicated computer services. Postgraduates are trained to use Westlaw and other on-line research facilities. Attendance at national and international conferences is encouraged. Research training programme undertaken in year 1 (or years 1-2 if part-time).

Department specialisms

All major areas of Law including International Commercial Law, European Law, International Law and Human Rights.

Information for international students

Postgraduate student body includes students from Africa, North America, the Middle East and Europe. Many well-established support services including an "English for Law" course.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities for law research are listed on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
distance learning
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Jane Sowler - Research Programme Administrator
0116 252 2352
0116 252 2699