Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or a Master’s degree with a significant law element. Direct entry onto the PhD may be available with an appropriate Master’s degree or MPhil.

Months of entry


Course content

Research students are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.

You will have access to structured training, research forums and networks. Training provides the opportunity to develop the research skills that can benefit your study and future career. You will be encouraged to present findings at conferences and symposia and some students may have the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching with the School, following appropriate training.

We encourage applications from students who wish to conduct research into any of our specialist areas of expertise, including EU law, international law, commercial law, dispute settlement and civil justice procedures, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law and criminal justice.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
18-36 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Professor Matthew Hall
+44 (0)1522 835559