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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    7 years

Course summary

Study a MPhil/PhD in Law at the University of Warwick's Law School. Gain an understanding of relevant research methods and evolve into a well-rounded socio-legal scholar amongst a community of specialist experts and academics.

Course Overview

In this programme you will be carefully supervised by an individual specialist in the area and supported in the generation of a research question and the production of a thesis. For this degree you are required to write a thesis of up to 80,000 words.

Our Research Degrees attempt to achieve a balance between individual study, academic supervision, and a communal, scholarly learning environment. As a research student, you will be a vital part of our research culture and we will encourage you to participate in the life of the Law School.

Our research programmes promote a balance between individual study with supervision, and a communal learning environment whereby students working on similar research topics are encouraged to discuss their work with one another.

Research Themes

Areas for PhD supervision

Nine 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; Empirical Approaches. The Law School’s research is rooted in the twin themes of law in context and the international character of law.

Teaching and Learning

You will attend a research methods and theory course during your first year of study, and meet with your supervisor at least once a month throughout your degree.

Each year, the Law School provides a retreat for its research students, which is intended to develop a self-critical assessment of research techniques and provide you with the opportunity to benefit from each other’s experience. You will be invited to attend seminars and public lectures across the University, and a number of other training opportunities will be made available to you during your time here.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    158 72%

    23rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    70th

    26

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