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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.

We concentrate our research work into five research centres:

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.

Current opportunities include:

You can find out more about scholarships and our research opportunities in Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology by visiting our postgraduate research opportunities database.

What our postgraduate researchers say...

"The School of Law at the University of Leeds, not only furnished me with legal knowledge, but also the drive and inspiration needed to achieve greater developments in the legal sector, to apply my expertise in cross-jurisdiction research to business scenarios in the UK, China and beyond." Dr Michael Shen, Senior Sino-Europe Legal Consultant at Burton Burton & Ho LLP Solicitors

"One of the main reasons I decided to conduct my research at the School of Law was because of the quality of research staff and opportunities provided to all research students.The quality of supervision provided to me was also invaluable. Since graduating, I have been working as a university Professor teaching Constitutional and Human Rights Law."  Professor Ali Riza Coban


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)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

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