MPhil (by research) supervision is available in the areas given below. It is important to align your research along existing areas of expertise within the Law School.

Banking and financial market regulation

Charity law

Civil Law legal systems

Commercial law

Company law

Comparative law

Comparative private law

Competition/antitrust law (UK, EC, US but also comparative)

Corporate finance

Criminal law and criminal justice


Environmental law (all aspects including UK, European and international)

Equity and trusts

EU law (all aspects)


Family law

Feminist legal theory

Financial law and banking regulation

Human rights (international, European and domestic )

Intellectual property Law

International criminal law

International refugee Law

International trade regulation

Islamic banking and finance

Jury trial

Land law (including squatters' rights)

Law and gender

Law and globalisation

Law and literature

Law and society

Law of obligations and contract law

Legal education

Legal history

Legal reasoning

Legal theory

Legal translation

Medical law

Mergers & acquisitions

Planning law

Property law

Property theory

Public international law

Public law

Public procurement law

Regulation of monopolies and cartels

Regulation of the voluntary and community sector

Regulatory theory

Sexual violence and the Law

Socio-legal theory and interdisciplinary studies of law


Tort law

Transitional justice

Youth justice

Please see individual staff profiles on our website for further information on research interests.

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Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Our programmes include intensive subject-specific supervision, training in research methodologies and core skills, and opportunities to participate in research seminars and an annual postgraduate conference.

In addition, our Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School organises a comprehensive training programme for postgraduate students that covers research techniques, professional/key skills and provides support for personal development.

English Language Requirements


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An upper-second-class Honours degree and/or a master's degree, or international equivalent, in law or a related subject.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in writing), or equivalent.

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