Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Masters of Law by Research (LLM)

Thesis 100,000 words

Thesis 40,000 words

Full-time study option 36 months

Full-time study option 12 months

Minimum residency requirement usually 6 months

Minimum residency requirement usually 3 months

Part-time study option 60 months

Part-time study option 24 months

Designated desk and PC


 Shared office space


Areas in which we can offer supervision are listed on our Research page.

All research students are provided with:

  • First Supervisor, with whom he or she meets regularly for critical discussion and guidance.
  • Second Supervisor; normally only involved at progression stages after year 1 and 2.
  • Access to the internet and to legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis.
  • Access to printing and photocopying facilities.
  • University email account.

Research students participate in the Core Skills for Research Students course in their first year of study. Classes take place on campus during the first semester of study and attendance at every session is compulsory.

We have recently introduced a distance PhD programme. Students must demonstrate their ability to study independently without the support of the Law School campus community.

NB At any point in your studies, samples of your work may be passed through originality checking software.