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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

At York Law School you will be allocated a supervisor at the beginning of your first academic year. Where relevant to the your research interest, a second supervisor from the School or another Department may be appointed.

Research training

The Law School offers a programme of research skills workshops for 1st year research students, spread across the three main terms of the academic year. As well as offering support in designing your research project, refining your research question, and in critical reading and thinking, it offers a forum for research students to meet together as a cohort, to learn together and support each other.

At faculty level, the Research School of Social Sciences permits student to audit certain modules (subject to availability) on its MA in Social Research. YLS students, where appropriate, may gain training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

At University level, all research students take part in transferable skills training, which develops competence in communication skills, career management, networking and team building and personal effectiveness. Students undertake six days of training per year, which will be selected from the generic transferable skills courses offered by the University’s Graduate Training Office.

Additionally, the University’s Researcher Development Team provides a central suite of training opportunities for all researchers (research students, research associates, research assistants and research fellows) and works with departments to provide subject specific training.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750per year

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

University information

University of York

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  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    168 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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