PhD Scholarship in Law and Language

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/07/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Applications are invited for a funded (fees-only) PhD project in the field of Law and Language, under the supervision of Professor Karen McAuliffe. Project proposals may focus on any aspect of the relationship between law and language, including, but not limited to: multilingual law; multilingual jurisdictions/institutions; law and translation; language and interaction with the justice system; linguistic rights; sign language(s) and law.

It is expected that the successful candidate will commence in October 2023. However, a later start date may be agreed where appropriate.

Value of Award

A full tuition fee scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to Home/EU and overseas students.

Applications for Full- and Part-time study are welcome for campus-based students.

Eligibility criteria:
• Masters qualification at Merit level or above in a subject related to the proposed area of research (or equivalent professional experience)
• 2:1 or above (or international equivalent) undergraduate degree in law, or in a subject related to the proposed area of research
• English language requirements: standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band)

How to Apply

Step 1: Email Professor Karen McAuliffe ( with:
• Your project proposal (guidance on what should be included in a PhD proposal -
• A copy of your CV
• Details of two referees

Step 2: Interviews will be held via Zoom. Interviews are being held on an ongoing basis and early applications are strongly advised.

Step 3: A formal application can be made via the UoB direct application system


Professor Karen McAuliffe