Law PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): Apply for this course

Documents to submit with your research application

You will be asked to include the following documents with your application:

  • A draft research proposal or project outline
  • Your academic transcripts and or certificates
  • English language qualifications, if required
  • A photograph or scan of your passport
  • You may also wish to attach a CV or other relevant documents, for example a portfolio of artwork.

Our faculties have produced guidance for applicants on how to put together a research proposal. Please see the application support section under each faculty area on this page for more information.

Before you apply

Before you submit your application, please read through our entry requirements carefully to ensure you meet the entry criteria for the course.

How to apply online

Please ensure you select the mode of attendance and start date that you wish to apply for below.

If you haven't begun an online application already, you will need to select 'new user' once the form is opened and set up a username and password. This allows you to save and return to your application if you can't complete the application in one go.

Law PhD

Start date Attendance
October 2023full time attendanceApply now
October 2023part time attendanceApply now

Application deadlines

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

After you have applied

Your application, qualifications and proposed project will be assessed by the Faculty. If suitable, you will be invited to an interview to discuss your application and project. Interviews may take place over the telephone or by Skype, if appropriate.

We will assign a first supervisor to help you develop your proposed research into a practical project and to agree a programme of research training.

For more information you can download Information for research degree applicants and offer holders (PDF).