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Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Law


  Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law


About the Programme

The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study. Our national and international research standing represents our excellence. The School is ranked in the top 10 for law and the top 5 for criminology by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The School of Law is ranked 4th in the UK for the Impact of Research in the most recent REF (2014).

We recognise the growing internationalisation of research agendas in legal, socio-legal, and criminal justice studies. We run lively programmes of seminars and colloquia, host visiting scholars and work with key policy makers.

Our research is organised around the following themes:

We offer two research degree paths for postgraduate researchers:

Find out more about research opportunities in the School of Law by visiting our website

Funding opportunities

The School of Law and the University of Leeds offer a number of scholarships to UK/EU and international candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. You can find these by visiting our postgraduate research opportunities database.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at University of Leeds in Law?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 29.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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