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MPhil Law
Undertake an original research project in one of the many legal specialisms we offer.

MPhil Law / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MPhil
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Entry requirements

For MPhil programmes we normally require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree in Law or a relevant discipline, with minimum grade averages of 65%, or the overseas equivalent.

The documents that applicants are required to submit to constitute a full application are outlined on our postgraduate research application page .

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
100-150 applications are received each year for postgraduate research study by the School, with 20-30 new MPhil/PhD students registering in each academic year.
How to apply

Apply online

Research students may commence their studies in September or January (with September being the main admissions date).

The deadline to apply for January 2018 entry is the 30 November 2017.

The deadline to apply for September 2018 entry is the 15 August 2018.

However, we strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible in order to be guaranteed a place on the course.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

Manchester's School of Law combines a commitment to research excellence with a focus on the intellectual and pastoral development of its students. The School has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, accommodating scholars from a range of different disciplines (law, sociology, criminology, bioethics, philosophy, politics, economics). The School is proud to host a number of research centres that support the research aspirations of staff and graduate research students. These include the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, the Centre of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Manchester Centre for Regulation and Governance and the Manchester International Law Centre. The School is proud to be a member of the Economic and Social Research Council doctoral training centre and approved by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to award funded studentships.

Our research students are provided with extensive research support and training by the School and by the Faculty of Humanities. In addition, research students are provided with two academic supervisors to, as well as an adviser to provide pastoral support.

Open days

The next Postgraduate Research Open Day will take place on Wednesday 25th October 2017 and is a good chance to meet with academic staff, have a look around the University and find out more about PhD study at the University of Manchester. Follow the link to register for the event.

We will also be at the Law Fair at Manchester Central on Wednesday 14th November.

Watch the presentations from a previous Open Day on the University website .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,000

Contact details

Academic department
School of Law
Contact name
Miss Samantha Sandilands
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 306 1279
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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