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 A PhD is the highest degree in any field, and many people choose to earn it to be able to teach at a collegiate level. With a PhD, you become a leader in your field after spending many years studying and researching advanced topics such as specific areas of law.

 

What is a PhD in Law and Regulations? A PhD in Law and Regulations is advanced education that usually involves an intense research study into an area of interest, culminating in a dissertation that you actually defend before a panel of other PhDs in the field. You will have post-graduate classes in the law and work closely with a faculty advisor to advance your research in the right direction.

 

Earning a PhD takes many years of higher education, but it is well worth the time and effort. When you have those initials behind your name, it is immediate recognition of your dedication, perseverance and hard work. You will have in-depth knowledge into a field of study that makes you an expert.

 

The cost of a PhD will vary by college. Because you already have your master’s degree by the time you apply for a PhD, you may be able to work as an adjunct for the college or have opportunities for teaching fellowships to offset your costs. Earning your PhD can take three or more years, depending on the coursework you have going into the program and how long your dissertation takes.

 

With a PhD, you have many opportunities open to you, including teaching higher education at colleges and universities around the world. With your specialized research, you could consult with businesses and governments in the field of your expertise.

 

Open the doors you that you want to with a PhD in Law and Regulations. Take steps to further your education and become a leader. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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18 Results in Law Studies

Universidad de La Laguna

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the curren ... [+]

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles.

The Doctorate Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the Universidad de La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five major lines of research, although it is common for jobs to be linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were the following:... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Universidad de La Laguna

The Atlantic Islands PhD program: History, Heritage and Institutional-Legal Framework is a multidisciplinary research training proposal, offered by the universities of th ... [+]

The Atlantic Islands PhD program: History, Heritage and Institutional-Legal Framework is a multidisciplinary research training proposal, offered by the universities of the Macaronesian Region that aims to affirm the scientific validity of island studies and, especially, those of the archipelagos of the middle Atlantic, according to their historical, cultural, patrimonial and legal specificities, understood as a shared island world. Although professors belonging to the "Legal-institutional framework" line at the Universidad de La Laguna participate in the offer of the other three universities of the Program, the training offer includes only the first and second lines of the program.

The official proposal of the Atlantic Islands doctorate: History, Economy, Heritage and Legal-Institutional Framework responds to the need to complete the undergraduate and master's degree courses that are being implemented by our universities within the European Higher Education Area.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2020
Spanish,Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
ISPED

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course ... [+]

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for those seeking training in a doctorate. This is the Stricto Sensu Program Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences, dynamic, full and recognized worldwide.

The institutions have the PhD student the opportunity to study in exclusive classes to Brazilian, flexibly those who have little time to expand knowledge.

The Bachelor of Law will have regular classes in Argentina, lasting two weeks each module, for a total of four. This facilitates their achievement and provides a differentiated performance.

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Brazil São Paulo
March 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Campus
LUISS PhD programs

The D.R. n.234 of 19 December 2018 has been issued the call for the comparative evaluation for admission to the XXXV cycle Ph.D. courses, for the submission of applicatio ... [+]

Structure and Courses

The entire length of the program is three years, each worth 60 credits, for a total of 180 credits.

The first semester of the first year consists of the following common courses:

Constitutional values and enterprise (10 hours – 4 credits); Public regulation of enterprise (20 hours – 8 credits); Collective agreements and business systems (25 hours – 10 credits); Justice and functioning of the economy (25 hours – 10 credits).

There will also be a technical class on the use of legal databases.

The second semester of the first year consists of the following courses:

Economic analysis of the law (20 hours – 8 credits); Alternative dispute resolutions (20 hours – 8 credits); Administrative liability resulting from crimes of companies, institutions, and associations even without legal personality (20 hours – 8 credits); Organization, liability and tax burdens in groups of companies (20 hours – 8 credits); ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Pan-European University

The study program International law is taught in the third cycle of university studies (doctoral studies) with the standard three-year-length of studies in the daily form ... [+]

The study program International law is taught in the third cycle of university studies (doctoral studies) with the standard three-year-length of studies in the daily form and/or the four-year-length of studies in the external form.

Definition of a graduate´s academic profile:

A graduate of a doctoral study program in the study field of International law applies scientific research methods oriented to the areas of public international law, private international law and European Union law. On the basis of scientific methods of knowledge and research, a graduate can draft conceptual and systematic solutions and analyze sources of public international law, private international law, and European Union law. He/she ensures further development in the area of international law and its interdisciplinary connections within the national and international scientific environment.... [-]

Slovakia Bratislava
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educa ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law will prepare professional educators to be part of a vanguard through the twenty-first century. These educators will be provided with: the necessary knowledge of their subject; an understanding of our diverse culture; technological skills; critical thinking skills required to make informed decisions and implement change; and the ability to provide a just and ethical, accurate, and meaningful education for their students.

The program is offered exclusively in a cohort format. The elite group of students selected to begin each fall will progress through their coursework together. The first year of the program focuses on didactic coursework. The second-year combines didactic coursework with field-based internships. The final year of the program focuses on independent research, with results to be published in the form of a dissertation.... [-]

USA Montgomery
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Full-time
3 - 8 years
Campus
Bond University

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, re ... [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) must be significant original research. During the course of the degree, the candidate will further develop their specialist knowledge and have a deep methodological capacity. Depending on the field of specialization, the degree culminates in an 80,000-word thesis. A Doctor of Philosophy is an internationally recognized research degree and is a pathway to an academic or research career.

Each faculty offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL

ENTRY REQUIREMENTSApplicants require a minimum first or upper second class undergraduate Honours degree (equal to at least a grade point average of 80%), Masters (Honours) degree, Masters by Research degree, and/or corresponding demonstration of research capacity.... [-]

Australia Robina
January 2020
Full-time
208 weeks
Campus
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The norms and policies of the European Union underline more and more the economic and social importance of cooperation policies between countries, focusing on training as ... [+]

Presentation

The norms and policies of the European Union underline more and more the economic and social importance of cooperation policies between countries, focusing on training as the decisive qualitative factor for the modernization and innovation of productive apparatuses, the labor market, the processes of instruction and culture and to achieve more equitable levels of democratic participation and just social integration; In order to achieve a more modern system of education and training and to obtain a knowledge-based economy that is more competitive and dynamic worldwide, the European Union contributes to the development of quality instruction and that is why it encourages cooperation between Member States and extra-European countries through three fundamental axes:... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online
University of Nicosia

The objective of the PhD programme is to provide students with a coherent and intellectually challenging degree that prepares them to conduct research among the many aspe ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English or Greek Mode of Study: Full time or Part time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

The objective of the PhD programme is to provide students with a coherent and intellectually challenging degree that prepares them to conduct research among the many aspects of criminology and criminal justice, varying with individual interests and areas of speciality.

More specifically to:

Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of Criminology. Provide students with a critical awareness of current problems and debates within the field, and enhance their skills in the critical evaluation of theoretical and empirical literature relevant to criminological and criminal justice research. Develop students’ understanding in applying research competencies to practical issues, and develop skills in communicating criminological knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Make a significant contribution to the status of criminal justice and criminology as a discipline, through the advancement of knowledge and professional practice within the sector. Enable students to independently acquire and interpret additional knowledge relating to research, and an understanding of the quality of work required to satisfy peer review for potential publications. Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities. Career... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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Part-time
3 years
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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activi ... [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Oral entrance exam:

During the entrance examination interview, applicants must demonstrate ability to defend their research proposal in critical discussion and prove that they

• can formulate research questions,

• understand their topic’s broader context, and

• are fairly knowledgeable in public and social policy and related disciplines.

Priority topics of research projects for entrance examination:

(Other topics are not excluded, but they should be consulted and agreed upon by a future supervisor in advance.)

Public and social policies

Policy of social insurance and social security... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MPhil/PhD in Development, Environment and Policy provides advanced training and research experience at a doctoral level in the areas at the intersection of developmen ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

The MPhil/PhD in Development, Environment and Policy provides advanced training and research experience at a doctoral level in the areas at the intersection of development, environment and policy. The programme is particularly focused on the following:

Environment, energy and development, including climate change and development and the land-water-energy nexus. Sustainable and nutrition-sensitive food systems and agriculture-health linkages. Agricultural, energy and climate policy.

A key feature of the programme is an emphasis on interdisciplinarity – our students are encouraged to blend concepts, tools and methods from across disciplines, eg. economics and nutrition; politics and geography. This is enhanced by our location in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, with its mission to strengthen interdisciplinarity within SOAS. Our students also benefit from CeDEP’s strong links with other Bloomsbury colleges of the University of London such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and cross-college institutions such as the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the London Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH).... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology

PhD Thesis Research in Forensic Science ... [+]

PhD Thesis Research in Forensic Science

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Botswana Palapye
February 2020
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The PhD in Public Policy programme provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy researc ... [+]

Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes, and programmes have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally.... [-]

Hong Kong
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Part-time
3 - 6 years
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Central European University, School of Public Policy

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

Modern policymaking, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on a sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy.

The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Bradford

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. ... [+]

Overview

Our Law PhD programme enables you to conduct legal research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty.

You will be supervised by two academic members of staff, and take part in a research training programme which provides you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out a rigorous PhD research project.

You also have opportunities to present your work in the School of Law’s research seminars and the Faculty’s annual postgraduate research student conference. This will enable you to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and staff in the School and the wider Faculty.

We encourage and support you to prepare and submit papers to academic conferences and journals. This provides you with an opportunity to gain feedback from experts in your research field and helps you in developing your academic writing skills.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
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