Entry requirements

You will need: A minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, A Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) Appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Based within our Westminster Law School our research programme in Law supports work within the core areas of law including Commercial, Banking and Corporate Law; Criminal and Comparative Law; EU Law and Competition Law; International Law; Human Rights; Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law; International Trade Law; Public Law; and Maritime and Transport Law.
We also support work within interdisciplinary fields such as Law and Geography; Law and Literature; Law and Philosophy; Law and Society; Law, Gender and Sexuality.
We especially welcome applications that encourage an interdisciplinary and critical approach to research.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.

Fees and funding

Please find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University at: www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/research-degrees/fees

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Research Admissions
+44 (0)20 7911 5731