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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or a Masters degree with a significant law element. Direct entry onto the PhD may be available with an appropriate Masters degree or MPhil. Please note, applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

Months of entry

February, October

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.

The programme offers access to structured training, research forums, and networks. Training provides the opportunity to develop research skills which may be beneficial during the course and in future employment. Students are encouraged to present findings at conferences and symposia, and some may have the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching with the School, subject to proper 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, medical- and health law, alternative dispute resolution, human rights law, humanitarian law, environmental law, and criminal justice.

Department specialisms

Research interests are wide-ranging, but there is particular expertise within the broad areas of: International law Environmental law Criminal justice Medical- and health law Human rights and civil liberties European law (including social law and policy) Commercial law Alternative dispute resolution Public and public international law

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk