Law MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 36/24 Month(s)

Course Overview

We welcome applications for PhD research degrees in all aspects of law and legal studies at the Law School. For students who wish to study for a shorter period, we also offer a two-year MPhil research degree.

As a research student you will be supervised by one or more of our academic staff, meeting them every couple of weeks to discuss your research (supervision via video-conferencing is available for students who are not based in Lancaster, or indeed not based in the UK). Your supervisors will also give you guidance on preparing for conferences and writing for publication, as well as advice on academic and other careers. You will also undertake Faculty and School-based research training.

You will be welcomed into a vibrant Law School, and be invited to attend the many guest lectures and seminars that we hold. We also host regular student-led seminars, arranged by the research students themselves for the discussion of work in progress.

Successful applications will contain a viable research proposal, and be focused on our areas of research expertise. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    We welcome applications for PhD research degrees in all aspects of law and legal studies at the Law School. For students who wish to study for a shorter period, we also offer a two-year MPhil research degree.

    As a research student you will be supervised by one or more of our academic staff, meeting them every couple of weeks to discuss your research (supervision via video-conferencing is available for students who are not based in Lancaster, or indeed not based in the UK). Your supervisors will also give you guidance on preparing for conferences and writing for publication, as well as advice on academic and other careers. You will also undertake Faculty and School-based research training.

    You will be welcomed into a vibrant Law School, and be invited to attend the many guest lectures and seminars that we hold. We also host regular student-led seminars, arranged by the research students themselves for the discussion of work in progress.

    Successful applications will contain a viable research proposal, and be focused on our areas of research expertise. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Duration: PhD – 3 years, full-time; MPhil – 2 years, full-time. Part-time and distance learning options are also available

    Entry requirements: An upper second class degree, or equivalent, and a viable research proposal. For entry onto the PhD a Masters degree is desirable but not essential (the Law School may take into consideration attainment in dissertation modules and relevant work or other experience)

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

     

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

     

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

     

    4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5

     

    10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with at least 5.5 in writing and no individual element below 5.0

     

    Assessment: Original research and thesis

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

      Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/law
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     

     

    Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU To be announced To be announced
    Overseas £14,630 £7,310

      

    The 2019 UK/EU fees are not available and will be added to this page when they have been announced.  
    As a guide the UK/EU fees for entry in 2018 were £4,035 (full time) and £2,130 (part time).

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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