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  Research opportunities at York Law School

  Department of Law

 Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

About the Programme

York Law School is at the forefront of legal education and research thanks to our innovative teaching and a forward thinking approach

We offer study at both MPhil and PhD level.

Why us?

  • We're ranked a top 25 law school in the UK according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021)
  • More than 85% of our outputs are of 3* or 4* quality, REF's highest ratings
  • International reputation for research excellence in legal and socio-legal studies
  • Vibrant community committed to research excellence
  • Wide range of research expertise, spanning a diverse array of topics, and applying a variety of research methods: from doctrinal to philosophical, empirical, historical and critical. See more about our staff's research interests
  • Wide variety of cross-disciplinary research and collaboration including active work with the Department of Politics within the Centre for Applied Human Rights
  • Real-world relevance of our research, evidenced through significant impacts on policy, legal practice and legal doctrine

York has a vibrant research community led by enthusiastic and experienced staff. We're involved in many significant projects spanning traditional disciplinary boundaries. The School networks well with other disciplines and we have highly co-operative relationships with departments across the University. As a closely linked, energetic community, we actively support one another's work and offer an environment of real collaboration. Research in the school is focussed around our six research clusters, which are:

  • Critical, Corporate and Financial Law
  • Administrative Justice
  • Private Law in Context
  • Rights, Equality, Citizenship and Empowerment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Law, Justice and Power

We offer:

  • Modern, purpose-built facilities providing a dynamic environment for learning and research
  • A diverse, closely integrated community committed to research excellence
  • Engaging programme of legal research skills workshops for first year research students
  • Transferable skills training that develops competence in communication skills, career management, networking, team building and personal effectiveness
  • Weekly seminar series and brown bag work-in-progress sessions
  • Support from some of the UK's leading legal scholars, as well as input from industry professionals
  • Opportunities for funded scholarships

What next?

Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.

Complete an application.

Contact us

+44 (0)1904 325818

Research degrees at York Law School

Research at York Law School

York Law School


Funding for research degrees

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.

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