Law MPhil/PhD - 2019 Entry
Full time 36/24 Month(s)
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.
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
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