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Southampton Law School

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Location: Highfield Campus
Closing Date: Applications are considered year round
Interview Date: TBA

Southampton Law School has Studentships available for postgraduate research students admitted full time onto its MPhil/PhD programme and commencing their studies in October 2016. The studentships will last for a maximum of three years (subject to an annual review of progress) and will provide a maintenance allowance of £14,000 per annum, in addition to payment of tuition fees. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute up to 40 hours per year of teaching activities, at the discretion of the Head of School. The awards are available in any area of legal research for which the School can offer expert supervision. This includes (but is not limited to) areas connected to the School's research centres:

Centre for European Law
Centre for Health Ethics and Law
Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation
Institute of Criminal Justice Research
Institute for Law and the Web
Institute of Maritime Law
Insurance Law Group

For further information on the work of these Centres, see: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/research/index.page

Please note the following:

Tuition fees will be paid in full by the School.
• To be eligible for consideration, the full application must be submitted. This includes the standard application form, research proposal, CV, and other supporting documentation (transcripts, reference letters, IELTS certificates where necessary, etc.).

• You will also need to allow time to participate in an interview and for your prospective supervisor(s) to provide a statement of support.

• These studentships are for full time candidates only. If you are awarded this studentship and transfer to part time registration, you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the studentship.

The Southampton Law School is a vibrant, research-led department. It has a growing and active community of postgraduate research students whose research extends to all areas of the School's expertise. For further information on our research degrees, including profiles of current students and the application process, see:

Applicants must apply online, following the normal process, for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme, stating that they wish to be considered for the studentship:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Emma Laurie, PGR Programme Director, at or Professor Filippo Lorenzon, PGR Admissions Tutor, at .

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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