The school takes the view that postgraduate research students and academics are all engaged in the same scholarly endeavours and can learn a great deal from each other.
To this end, our doctoral students are actively encouraged to engage in the wider scholarly community of the school and play a full role in our research activities.
While legal research is often an individual activity, many collaborative research activities, including co-authorship of publications, collaborations with visiting scholars, seminars, reading and discussion groups, and distinguished visitors' seminars, take place in the school. Postgraduate research students are welcome to participate in all such activities.
All doctoral students are allocated two research supervisors who will have the appropriate topic and/or methodological expertise to support the research project being undertaken. The School of Law offers supervision for research degrees in most subject areas of law, and also for interdisciplinary projects which have a legal aspect.
Research degree opportunities
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How to apply
Once you've found the right research opportunity, please view our step-by-step guide, which will take you through the application process.
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Facilities and support
The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.