Postgraduate research degrees in Law

Apply for one of our Law research programmes now:

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Birmingham Law School is home to a broad range of internationally excellent and world-leading legal academics, with a thriving postgraduate research community. The perfect place for your postgraduate study.

Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

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.

We have a range of scholarships and funding opportunities available to support excellent students on our postgraduate research programmes.

PhD, MPhil or Mjur?

Birmingham Law School offers three different postgraduate research programmes:

  • PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
  • MPhil – 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
  • MJur – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The PhD programme requires you to research and write a thesis of 80,000 words with supervision from academic staff, the work should make an original contribution to knowledge. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within three years. A range of scholarships and funding opportunities are available to support doctoral research.

The MPhil programme requires you to research and write a 60,000-word thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within two years.

The MJur programme requires you to research and write a 40,000-word thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within one year.

Enquiries

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

law-research@bham.ac.uk

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