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
Civil Law legal systems
Comparative private law
Competition/antitrust law (UK, EC, US but also comparative)
Criminal law and criminal justice
Environmental law (all aspects including UK, European and international)
Equity and trusts
EU law (all aspects)
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
Land law (including squatters' rights)
Law and gender
Law and globalisation
Law and literature
Law and society
Law of obligations and contract law
Mergers & acquisitions
Public international law
Public procurement law
Regulation of monopolies and cartels
Regulation of the voluntary and community sector
Sexual violence and the Law
Socio-legal theory and interdisciplinary studies of law
Please see individual staff profiles on our website for further information on research interests.
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
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.
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.
Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:
No work experience is required.
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