We welcome applications for postgraduate research into many areas of law at either MPhil or PhD level. Our particular range of specialisms includes areas as diverse as contract, consumer, marine, human rights, European Union law, and public law among many others.
In each programme, students write a detailed research thesis on a topic they have chosen under the supervision of a member of staff specialising in that area of law. A thesis is presented of 70,000 words for an MPhil, or 100,000 words for a PhD. Candidates are also required to attend a viva voce (oral) examination.
Our postgraduate students are a fully integrated part of Law and our research students make an important contribution to our vibrant research culture. You are given expert supervision from at least two academic members of staff, research training and financial assistance to fund research trips and attend conferences. We also stage dedicated workshops, seminars and conferences for our PhD students.
Law supports two specialist research institutes
Our academic experts welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of topics including civil liberties, company law, consumer law, contract law, European Union law, human rights, international law, legal theory and philosophy, marine law, public law and many more.
For a full list of areas in which we can offer research supervision, please check the Directory of Staff Research Supervision Interests to see if there is a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.
Open for admission in 2017/18
MPhil: 2 years (full-time)
/ 3 years (part-time)
PhD: 4 years (full-time)
/ 7 years (part-time)
Home/EU: £4,195 (full-time) / £2,098 (part-time)
These fees are for all Law research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.
The Postgraduate Training Scheme
It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.