PhD Law / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years
- Entry requirements
The minimum entry requirements are:
- an Upper Second class Bachelor's (honours) degree with minimum grade averages of 65% (or overseas equivalent) in Law or a relevant discipline;
- 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) and no mark below 55%, 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 here.
- How to apply
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
Admission to studying for a PhD is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics' profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.
To be considered for external funding sources (for example, ESRC NWSSDTP), you need to apply far enough in advance of the relevant external funding deadlines, which are usually much earlier than the programme deadline listed below. For internal studentships from the School of Social Sciences, you must submit your completed application by 1 December 2022 .
If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the relevant deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.
- For September 2023 entry: 30 June 2023
- For January 2024 entry: 30 September 2023
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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.
- Join a community of established researchers and contribute to a diverse intellectual environment.
- Receive research training in law and social sciences.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £4,712
International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
UK students (per annum): £2,356
International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2023
- School of Social Sciences - North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC NWSSDTP) Studentships 2023
- School of Social Sciences - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC NWCDTP) - 2023
- School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2023
- School of Social Sciences - Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2023
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2023
- School of Social Sciences - President's Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) 2023/24
- Manchester Melbourne Dual Award 2022/23 (Safeguard or constraints? An ethical analysis of the criteria for the treatment of gender diverse minors)
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