2:i undergraduate degree, plus evidence of ability to conduct independent and original research.
Months of entry
Research interests of staff cover a wide range of topics in which specialised supervision is offered. The school offers an international perspective on law within a broad contextual approach which entails understanding and teaching law as a social phenomenon.
The Law School welcomes applications for Research Degrees from both home and overseas students.
The Research degrees offered by the Law School are:
LLM by Research
This involves a thesis of up to 40,000 words.
This involves a thesis of up to 60,000 words.
This involves a thesis of up to 80,000 words.
The minimum lengths of registration for these degrees are PhD (3 years), MPhil (2 years) and LLM (1 year).
Nine research clusters: Contract, Business and Commercial Law; Comparative Law and Culture; Development and Human Rights; Gender and the Law; International and European Law; Law and Humanities; Legal Theory; Governance and Regulation; Empirical Approaches. The Law School’s research is rooted in the twin themes of law in context and the international character of law.
Law (International; Labour; Housing; Environmental; Constitutional; Commercial, Competition and Intellectual Property; Sports; Pensions; Media and Telecommunications); Legal Regulation of Transnational Companies; International Trade and Investment, Human Rights, Feminist Legal Theory, Development, Legal Education, EU Law.
Information for international students
English Language requirement: IELTS 7.0, Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.
Fees and funding
For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
You can either apply for a one year LLM by Research programme or the three year MPhil/PhD programme. Students on this course will complete one year of MPhil and following successful completion of a first year review will be upgraded to the two year PhD programme. Timing will differ for part time students. All students will be registered for a further year to allow for submission of their thesis and sitting of the viva examination. Part-time: Home/EU only
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)24 7652 4585