Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Law

  Faculty of Social Sciences

About the Programme

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, with 92% of our research deemed 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework, 2021.

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:

  • PhD
  • MA by Research

Find out more about postgraduate research 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 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.

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.

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