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PhD Law
Benefit from the range of legal specialisms we offer for your research degree.

PhD Law / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
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 .

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

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

Programme overview

  • 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.

Open days

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 .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
    International students (per annum): £9,250

Scholarships/sponsorships

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  law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Law
Contact name
Mrs Laura Littlewood
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 306 1279
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty
See: About Us .

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