Research course

Law

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or equivalent work experience) and an undergraduate degree, preferably in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered. All applicants must submit a 2,000-word research proposal succinctly outlining their chosen topic of study

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Law Studies
  • Current and recent research topics of students within Law include evaluation of the introduction of referral orders into the youth justice process, use of shared residence arrangements in English and Swedish law, regulatory competence in the EU, political participation of women in Afghanistan, and regulation of cultural heritage in post-conflict societies.

    Supervision

    Research supervision is available in a range of areas, reflecting the research interests of faculty members. We are keen to receive applications from students interested in any area of Sussex Law School faculty expertise. Practising lawyers interested in extending their academic knowledge by means of in-depth research are also encourged to apply.

    Coursework and progression

    You complete an outline of your research at the end of Year 1. A PhD workshop series runs in the autumn and spring terms, including Advanced Legal Research • Legal Research Methodologies • Qualitative Interviewing • Presentation Skills • Publishing in Law • Preparing for the Viva. You can also enrol on social research methods modules, which may be recommended by your supervisor.

Department specialisms

For further information, visit the webpage below.

Information for international students

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1591#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1591#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1591#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

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

MPhil

part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
lps@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678655