Address challenges in domestic law as well as universal legal, economic & social issues with Brunel Law School - a major player in the UK law research landscape.
Join the research community of Brunel Law School, which over the years has established itself as a major player in the UK law research landscape, and is ranked as one of the top law schools in the UK for research. Brunel Law School achieved excellent results in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2014. The School has a superb research record with 97.5% of our staff submitted. We are ranked 14th in the UK in terms of Research Intensity. These results confirm Brunel Law School’s status as one of the UK's leading research-intensive law schools. It also means that all our staff are engaged in research of very high quality.
Whether you are into public or private law, you will find opportunities to undertake research activity that embraces doctrinal, theoretical, critical, contextual, and comparative approaches to the study of law. From local to the global, our research addresses important challenges in domestic law as well as universal legal, economic, and social issues, and we invite you to help us investigate in depth how best to create and maintain just societies that fairly balance both personal freedom and authority, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and society.
Join one of our research areas:
Intelligence and Security Studies
Conduct interdisciplinary research dealing with issues such as intelligence issues, policy and institutions, to promote and develop social science and policy-oriented approaches to intelligence.
Law, Economics and Finance
Make a wide societal impact through your research by engaging with policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders.
Analyse how best to create and maintain just societies that fairly balance both personal freedom and authority, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and society.
How to apply?
As a doctoral researcher, you will be welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities, studentship, and learn more about our research by visiting our website.
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