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MRes / PhD Research degrees in Law

Nottingham Trent University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, MAY-21, JUN-21, JUL-21, AUG-21, SEP-21, OCT-21, NOV-21, DEC-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

NLS has a diverse and vibrant community of postgraduate research candidates who are an integral part of our community. The School offers opportunities to study for a PhD by full-time or part-time study, and is now also available by distance learning.

Researchers in the Law School have interests in a diverse range of legal topics and use a variety of methodologies, including theoretical, doctrinal and socio-legal research. Candidates interested in pursuing a postgraduate research degree should contact the Postgraduate Research Tutor, Helen O’Nions, or the member of staff whose expertise aligns with the proposed project. Currently, members of staff have expressed interests in reviewing proposals on the follow areas:

  • Conflict, Rights and Justice
  • Legal Education and Legal Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Advocacy
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Sports Law
  • Business and Insolvency
  • International Criminal Law.

Supporting your studies

Carrying out research for a PhD or ProfD requires different skills from undergraduate or taught postgraduate study. You will mostly work on your own research project, but we also emphasise the importance of regular meetings with your supervisory team.

The team consists of a director of studies (who will usually have expertise in your subject area) and at least one other supervisor selected for their complementary expertise such as relevant research methods.

Researcher training and career development

In addition to studying for a research degree, our Doctoral Plus programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills of all aspects of the research process, including the funding and dissemination of research. This will ensure that you have the necessary expertise to successfully complete your doctoral programme and lay sound foundations for your future career.

We also provide a structured programme of transferable skills training and career development. This is informed by the work of Vitae, the national organisation which support researchers throughout their careers.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    118 54%

    58th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    18th

    12

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