The School of Law has a very strong research culture and welcomes research students. It usually has as many as 35 research postgraduates at any one time. They work in a wide variety of subject areas and adopt a range of different approaches to legal research (doctrinal, socio-legal/inter-disciplinary and theoretical), in turn reflecting the breadth of research interests amongst the academic staff. We welcome applicants from well-qualified students for three research-based/-focused degrees:
PhD. A supervised higher degree in Law, awarded on presentation of a thesis, on a specialist legal topic, of not more than 80,000 words, following a minimum period of study of three years (full time) or six years (part time).
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) A supervised higher degree in law awarded on presentation of a dissertation on a specialist legal topic of not more than 50,000 words, following a minimum period of study of one year (full time) or two years (part time).