Postgraduate research degrees in Law

Birmingham Law School is home to a broad range of internationally excellent and world-leading legal academics, with a thriving postgraduate research community. We have a range of scholarships and funding opportunities available to support excellent research students on our postgraduate research programmes.

Specialist research centres at Birmingham Law School include CEPLER, the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy, the Institute of European Law, and the Institute of Judicial Administration. There are also a range of smaller research clusters, in areas including jurisprudence, commercial law, criminal justice, healthcare law, international law, and socio-legal studies.

In addition to these broad clusters, the staff at Birmingham Law School are interested in supervising postgraduate research on a wide range of topics. Research proposals are welcomed from the full range of perspectives: including comparative, doctrinal, historical, international, theoretical, ethical, socio-legal and criminological approaches to law.

Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes

We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.


Postgraduate Administrator 
Birmingham Law School 
University of Birmingham 
B15 2TT 
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 6282 
Fax: +44 (0) 121 414 3585