The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study. Our research explores contemporary issues across the fields of law and criminal justice, informing policy and practice on a national and international level. Our national and international research standing represents our excellence. 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:
- Business Law and Practice
- Criminal Justice Studies
- Innovation and Research in Legal Education
- Law and Social Justice
We offer two research degree paths for postgraduate researchers:
Find out more about postgraduate research in the School of Law by visiting our website.
The School of Law and the University of Leeds offer a number of scholarships to UK and international candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. You can find these by visiting our postgraduate research opportunities database.
Current funding opportunities include:
For full details, eligibility criteria and application deadlines visit our postgraduate research opportunities database.