Ph.D. in Law
The Portsmouth Law School undertakes research involving a wide range of theoretical, methodological and doctrinal approaches in law. The group’s research has been published in a range of journals (including the Journal of World Investment & Trade, Journal of Law & Society, European Law Journal, Conveyancer & Property Lawyer and International Journal of the Legal Profession) and as a contribution to research texts.
Members of the School regularly attend research conferences and in recent years, research projects have been funded by such bodies as the Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Legal Education Research Network. Furthermore, members of the School contribute to interdisciplinary research groupings such as the Business Education Research Group and those within the Centre for European and International Studies Research CEISR. Members of the School also write a number of Company and Commercial, Employment and other textbooks and use their (and others') research in their teaching.
The Portsmouth Law School welcomes applications from candidates wishing to pursue a higher degree by research. We can provide supervision across a range of areas, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Corporate Governance, E-Commerce and IT Law, Constitutional Law, Equality, Human Rights and Employment Law, European Law, International Law, Legal Education, Family and Child Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Law and Vulnerability.
Funded Ph.D. Opportunities
- Brexit and the Impact on Equality Law and Workers’ Rights (application deadline 11th February 2018)
Our dedicated Graduate School is the first port of call for information for all postgraduate research students and supervisors. We support, administer and coordinate training for the MPhil, Ph.D. and Professional Doctorate programmes.
As a research degree student at the University of Portsmouth, you will have access to the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers broad-based generic skills training with over 150 workshops on a wide range of topics including research design, doctoral process, and career development. These popular and highly rated workshops are delivered by our expert tutors from across the University and support our students at all stages of their research degree.
Find a supervisor
Please contact us to discuss your research ideas in more detail and to ensure that we have the supervisory expertise available to support your intended research area. We can then put you in touch with a potential supervisor.
A good first degree from an internationally recognized university (depending upon the chosen course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
For students whose first language is not English, an English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5 is required.
Start dates: October and February.
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Last updated February 14, 2018