PhD Law / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
- Entry requirements
For PhD programmes the minimum entry requirements are an Upper Second Class Honours degree with minimum grade averages of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a relevant discipline, and a Masters degree at Merit level with overall average marks of 65% in taught modules and a minimum mark of 65% in the dissertation/research element (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a relevant discipline, plus prior research training at postgraduate level.
The documents that applicants are required to submit to constitute a full application are outlined on our postgraduate research application page .
- 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
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.
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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.
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 .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,260
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,130
International students (per annum): £9,000
Self-funded graduates of the Manchester Law School, who have applied within 3 years of graduation, will receive a loyalty discount of 20% on their annual tuition fees when they register for the programme.
Various funding opportunities are available to students applying for the three year PhD degree course. In addition to submitting the relevant scholarship application(s), applicants must submit the PhD application (deadlines apply). Please visit the School of Law website for terms and conditions, or email email@example.com
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership in the School of Law 2018-19
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Law 2017-18 - 2018-19 details tbc
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Law 2018-19
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Law 2018-19
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2018/19 - School of Law
- School of Law Scholarships 2017/18 - 2018-19 details tbc
- School of Law bursary scheme
- Academic department
- School of Law
- Contact name
- Miss Samantha Sandilands
- + 44 (0)161 306 1279
- +44 (0)161 275 4724
- Academic department overview
See: About Us .
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