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MPhil/PhD in Law

Standard Duration: Full-time: 3-4 years, Part-time (Home/EU only): up to 7 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s degree at merit or above (or equivalent), plus evidence of ability to conduct independent and original research

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

Students are given thorough supervision by a staff member who is an academic specialist in the subject matter of the dissertation. Students are helped to formulate a research question and are given appropriate assistance at all stages, including detailed and timely comments on draft chapters. The length of the dissertation depends upon the degree:

  • PhD: up to 80,000 words
  • MPhil: up to 60,000 words

The Research Degree programme aims to achieve an optimal balance between individual study, academic supervision, and a communal, scholarly learning environment.

Areas for PhD supervision include:

Eight research clusters: Contract, Business and Commercial Law; Comparative Law and Culture; Development and Human Rights; Gender and the Law; International and European Law; Law and Humanities; Legal Theory; Governance and Regulation. The Law School’s research is rooted in the twin themes of law in context and the international character of law.

We also offer a joint PhD in Law with our partner institution Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For more information visit www.warwick.ac.uk/monashjointphds

Research Degrees
Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

MPhil/PhD in Law 2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s degree at merit or above (or equivalent), plus evidence of ability to conduct independent and original research

LLM by Research 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related social sciences discipline with significant legal content

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application

All applications should be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply until the end of August for an Autumn start.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU:
Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

Funding

Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.