Location: Highfield Campus
Southampton Law School has studentships available for postgraduate research students admitted onto its PhD programme and commencing their studies in October 2017. The studentships will last for a maximum of three years (subject to an annual review of progress).
Two types of studentship award are available: Faculty PhD Scholarships; Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards.
• Faculty PhD Scholarships will provide a maintenance allowance of £14,000 per annum, in addition to payment of tuition fees (tuition fees will be paid in full by the School). Successful candidates will normally be expected to contribute up to 40 hours per year of teaching activities, at the discretion of the Head of School. NB. These awards are available for full-time study only (if a studentship is awarded and the award holder transfers to part time registration, then the holder will be deemed to have withdrawn from the studentship).
• Vice-Chancellor (VC) Awards worth up to £7,000 per year to either contribute to international fees or to cover Home/EU fees plus contribution towards living costs (for three years of full-time study). NB.The VC Awards are available for full- or part-time study (the latter calculated pro-rata).
Southampton Law School is a vibrant, research-led department with a growing and active community of postgraduate research students. These awards are available in any area of legal research in relation to which the School can offer expert supervision, which includes (but is not limited to) areas connected to the School's research centres:
• Centre for Health Ethics & Law
• Centre for Law, Policy and Society
• Centre for Private and Commercial Law
• Institute for Law & the Web
• Institute of Maritime Law
• Insurance Law Research Group
For further information on the work of its centres, see:
Please note the following:
• A full application consists of:
- Completed online application form
- Research proposal
- Degree certificates/transcripts
- Evidence of English language proficiency (taken within 2 years of the start date of the programme) – please follow this link to the University's English language requirements:
- Reference letters (recent and from academics and not just contact details of referees
• Once the submission deadline has passed, applications with missing documentation will not be considered eligible for the scholarship.
• Applicants should also allow time to participate in an interview and for prospective supervisor(s) to provide a statement of support
For further information on our research degrees, including profiles of current students and the application process, please visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/research_degrees.page
For further information and to apply, go online at:
Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Alun Gibbs, PGR Admissions Tutor, at
Application deadlines have now passed, please check back at a later date for further opportunities
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.