PhD Law / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
3 years (full-time); 6 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

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;
  • 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 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.
  • Join a community of established researchers and contribute to a diverse intellectual environment.

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 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,500

Scholarships/sponsorships

Various funding opportunities  are available to students applying for the three year PhD degree course. In addition to submitting the relevant scholarship application, you must submit the PhD application (deadlines apply). Please visit our School website for terms and conditions, or email law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk .

If you wish to be considered for funding available via the School or Research Council you must submit your complete programme application by 2 December 2019.

Please note that you are required to contact your referees (the School does not contact referees directly).

References may be uploaded with your other supporting documents during the application process or emailed directly to research-law@manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Mrs Laura Littlewood
Telephone
+ 44 (0)161 306 1279
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/law/research/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty

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