PhD Law / Overview
Year of entry: 2019
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 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 master's 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 .
- How to apply
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- Immerse yourself in sustained, in-depth study into a specific topic.
- Stimulate real change while you work across our core fields in terms of both legal and policy issues.
- Produce a substantial thesis of up to 80,000 words.
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.
For more information, see Open Days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
International students (per annum): £9,250
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
- ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Law 2019-20
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership in the School of Law 2019-20
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Law 2019-20
- EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Law 2019-20
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Law 2019-20
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2019/20 - School of Law
- School of Law Scholarships 2019-20
- School of Law bursary scheme
- School of Law
- Contact name
- Mrs Laura Littlewood
- + 44 (0)161 306 1279
- +44 (0)161 275 4724
See: About Us .
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