School of Law

PhD and research degrees

We offer PhD and pre-doctoral training programmes lead by our world-renowned academics.

Student reading in Lincoln's Inn FieldsPhD

Our PhD programme allows you to specialise in virtually any field of law whilst being supervised by our esteemed academic staff who are world class experts in their fields. Through training courses and special seminars, you will be fully involved in our international community, to help you develop your skills as a researcher and gain a vital inter-disciplinary outlook.

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MRes programmes

Our MRes programmes are pre-doctoral training programmes designed to provide a critical, research-led approach to the study of aspects of law, together with training in the key research skills appropriate for doctoral-level study. We offer five specialist MRes programmes:

Visiting Research Student Scheme

We also offer a Visiting Research Student Scheme is for doctoral research students who are pursuing studies at another institution but wish to undertake research at The School of Law as part of their doctoral work. The minimum period of registration is two months and the maximum is one year. Find out more.

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