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MPhil: 1.5-3 years PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

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Brayford Pool

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Validated

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BLPHLWRP

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Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

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Brayford Pool

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BLPHLWRP

MPhil/PhD Law MPhil/PhD Law

Throughout the research degree period, MPhil/PhD Law students are encouraged to take part in all activities associated with developing a research career.

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

BLPHLWRP

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

BLPHLWRP

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Law

Research students are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.

The programme offers access to structured training, research forums, and networks. Training provides the opportunity to develop research skills which may be beneficial during the course and in future employment. Students are encouraged to present findings at conferences and symposia, and some may have the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching with the School, subject to proper training.

We encourage applications from students who wish to conduct research into any of our specialist areas of expertise, including EU law, international law, commercial law, dispute settlement and civil justice procedures, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law, and criminal justice.

Welcome to MPhil/PhD Law

Research students are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.

The programme offers access to structured training, research forums, and networks. Training provides the opportunity to develop research skills which may be beneficial during the course and in future employment. Students are encouraged to present findings at conferences and symposia, and some may have the opportunity to undertake undergraduate teaching with the School, subject to proper training.

We encourage applications from students who wish to conduct research into any of our specialist areas of expertise, including EU law, international law, commercial law, dispute settlement and civil justice procedures, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law, and criminal justice.

Career and Personal Development

Law graduates have career prospects both within and outside of the legal profession. Lincoln Law School’s connections with legal practice provide opportunities for engagement with practising solicitors and other professionals.

Research

Research interests are wide-ranging, but there is particular expertise within the broad areas of:

  • International law
  • European law
  • Human rights

Current research is focused on:

  • Civil liberties
  • European social law and policy
  • International economic law
  • Dispute settlement
  • Environmental law
  • Animal welfare law

How You Study

Research students are assigned a Director of Studies and a second supervisor. Students are expected to work independently on their research projects under the advice and direction of the supervision team.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme. There is a requirement for full-time students to have a monthly progress meeting with their supervisor. Part-time students meet with their supervisor bi-monthly.

How You Study

Research students are assigned a Director of Studies and a second supervisor. Students are expected to work independently on their research projects under the advice and direction of the supervision team.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme. There is a requirement for full-time students to have a monthly progress meeting with their supervisor. Part-time students meet with their supervisor bi-monthly.

How you are assessed

Students are required to demonstrate adequate and appropriate progress on an annual basis. A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the students thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Students are required to demonstrate adequate and appropriate progress on an annual basis. A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the students thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

First or upper second class honours degree or a Masters degree with a significant law element. Direct entry onto the PhD may be available with an appropriate Masters degree or MPhil. Please note, applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree or a Masters degree with a significant law element. Direct entry onto the PhD may be available with an appropriate Masters degree or MPhil. Please note, applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

How to Apply

New students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May. In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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