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
- 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.
For further information, visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
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
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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