Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur
For over 85 years Birmingham Law School has made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship. Our academic staff are amongst 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. In 2014-15 there are 70 students engaged in research degrees in the School.
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.
This programme can also be studied 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 Law (inc. Criminology; International Criminal law; Criminal Justice)
Development, Law and
Equity and Trusts
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
Please note, funding applications for College scholarships will re-open early in the 2017-2018 academic year.
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
Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)Click here to see the results for all UK universities