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Profile Description

The School of Law at the University of Surrey is offering PhD studentships in Law starting in September 2016. The studentships will be offered to one Home/European Union student and one Overseas student. Studentships are awarded to top-quality students, covering tuition fees and maintenance at current research-council rates for full-time or part-time study. The deadline for studentship applications is 31 May 2016 at 1600hrs.

Scholarly and practice-led research in Law constitutes a key area of the University of Surrey's intellectual activity. Our research-active staff focus on theories, philosophies and contemporary performance practices, regularly publishing and presenting their work – an ethos that we would encourage you, as a prospective postgraduate researcher, to share with us.

As a School of Law Ph.D. student, you will be part of a thriving community of researchers engaged in a wide range of projects, usually joining a subject or research group as well as participating alongside academic staff in the activities of the School of Law. The School of Law operates a traditional UK-style Ph.D. programme where you will undertake a structured, supervised programme of research into one of the areas of law in which we have expertise. A list of prospective projects is provided on our Ph.D. admissions webpage:

Key research areas include:

• European Union Law
• European Human Rights Law
• Public International Law
• Comparative Constitutional Law
• Electoral Law
• Administrative Law
• Environmental Law
• Medical Law
• Criminal Law
• International Criminal Law

Our programme is focused on preparing you for your subsequent professional life and the School takes great pride in the achievements of its alumni. Testimonials and examples of successful graduates from the programme may be found on the Ph.D. admissions webpage.

Entry requirements

Our expectation is that you hold at least a 2.1 Bachelors degree along with a Masters degree at a minimum of a Merit level in Law, or other relevant discipline, from an approved university. If you are unable to offer these qualifications, you may still be considered for admission if you hold a first-class Bachelors degree in Law, or other relevant discipline, from an approved university, or a professional or other qualification deemed to be appropriate and equivalent. Evidence of research skills, such as the completion of a Masters-level dissertation to a satisfactory standard, is an asset. Non-native speakers of English will require IELTS at 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

Application Process

In order to be considered for a studentship, you must apply for a place, as follows:

1. Taking careful note of the instructions and information set out, apply to study on the School of Law PhD programme

2. In your application, please state clearly that you wish to be considered for a School of Law PhD Research Studentship

Outstanding applicants who are admitted to the programme will be awarded studentships following a formal interview at the end of the process.

Contact for enquiries

Director of Postgraduate Research, Dr Arman Sarvarian: [email protected]

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.

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