Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur
For more than 85 years, Birmingham Law School has made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship. Our academic staff are among the country's most eminent legal scholars and provide a supportive research culture that encourages and facilitates research activities.
As well as providing expert supervision from an experienced member of staff, the School cultivates a friendly and supportive environment for its community of research students.
The PhD programme requires you to research and write a thesis of 80,000 words with supervision from academic staff, the work should make an original contribution to knowledge. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within three years.
The MPhil programme requires you to research and write a 60,000-word thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within two years.
The MJur programme requires you to research and write a 40,000-word thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Full-time students are expected to complete their work within one year.
The programmes can be studied on campus or by Distance Learning.
Research interests of staff:
Banking Law, Banking Regulation
Civil Law (including French & German Law)
Commercial Law & International Commercial Law
Conflict of Laws; Private International Law
Constitutional Law; Administrative Law
Criminal Evidence and Justice
Criminal Law (inc. Criminology; International Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Restorative Justice)
Development, Law and
European Union Law
Gender, Sexuality and law
Global Legal Studies
Health Care Law; Medical Law; Mental Health Law; Bioethics
Human Rights; Civil Liberties
International Economic Law
International Sale of Goods
International Trade Law
Judicial Administration (operation of courts and judicial appointments)
Jurisprudence; Legal Theory
Law and Religion
Legal Responses to Terrorism
Property Law; Land Law
Socio-Legal Studies; Law and Society
Funding applications for College scholarships are now open for 2018 entry.
This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 31.79
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