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Entry requirements

You would normally have a good undergraduate degree in Law or in a discipline related to the research area in which you intend to work. We would normally expect you have obtained an average of at least 65% overall and a minimum of 65% in your undergraduate dissertation. In addition, you would have a Masters degree in Law or another discipline relevant to your research topic. We would normally expect you have obtained an average of at least 65% in the Masters degree overall and a minimum of 65% in the dissertation module.

Months of entry

October

Course content

York Law School was ranked joint first for the excellence of its research outputs in Times Higher Education's ranking of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 46 per cent of our publications were classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) and 34 per cent ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). We encourage research applicants from all over the world to join us in one of the best Schools in the UK for legal and socio-legal research.

Why York Law School?

  • We have an international reputation for research excellence in legal and socio-legal studies.
  • We are a vibrant community committed to research excellence.
  • Research in the School is focussed around six research clusters, which include PGR students.
  • YLS has a wide range of research expertise, spanning a diverse array of topics, and applying a variety of research methods: from doctrinal to philosophical, empirical, historical and critical.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
law-pgr-admin@york.ac.uk