Doctoral Program in Law Studies in Europe

Compare PhD Programs in Law Studies in Europe 2018

Law Studies

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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PhD Sociology and Social Policy

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study. [+]

Research overview

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We offer PhDs in:

Criminology Public policy Sociology Social policy and administration Social work Science, technology, and society

"This programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback. You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors."... [-]


PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

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 activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. [+]

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... [-]


PhD in Criminology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

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 specialty. [+]

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 specialty.

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 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... [-]

PhD in Legal Research or Governance Studies

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Greece Athens

The ELGS PhD is a degree program lasting a minimum of 3 years which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. [+]

The ELGS PhD is a degree program lasting a minimum of 3 years which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. ... [-]


PhD in Legal Sciences

University of Minho - Law School
Campus Full time October 2018 Portugal Braga

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialise in private law as well as public law or general law. There is no mandatory coursework as students focus on their research program, working with guidance from their advisor. This degree culminates in thesis submission and defence. [+]

The doctoral degree in Legal Science offers advanced formation to legal professionals, instructors and researchers. Doctoral students have the opportunity to specialise in private law as well as public law or general law. There is no mandatory coursework as students focus on their research program, working with guidance from their advisor. This degree culminates in thesis submission and defence.

Those who earn the doctorate in Legal Science from the Universidade do Minho jump-start their careers in universities, public organisations and private enterprise.

Admission requirements

Those that may apply to a study course leading to the PhD degree in Legal Sciences are:

a) The holder of a Master’s degree or legal equivalent;... [-]


PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science PhD 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. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science PhD 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 policy making, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on 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.... [-]


Doctorate In Law, Society And Tourism

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Doctoral Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught in accordance with RD 99/2011, integrates, substitutes and expands the scientific field of the current Doctoral Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Canary Islands Government Council. February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and enrolled in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles. [+]

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

The Doctoral Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the University of La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five main lines of research, although the work is often linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were as follows:... [-]


Doctorate In Atlantic Islands. History, Heritage And Institutional Juridical Framework (interuniversity) Search

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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 University of 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 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 University of 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.... [-]


PhD in Law and Business

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective. [+]

The PhD program in Law and Business, taught in Italian, is aimed at offering an advanced three year course of study that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of legal and regulatory issues regarding markets and business from a national, European, international and comparative perspective.

The program is based not only on the analysis of relevant theoretical models but also on solving practical cases. The program, which addresses the demand for highly qualified professionals, ensures that doctoral candidates reach an appreciable level of academic and research autonomy along with an adequate capacity for criticism and analysis. Through research, academic activities and participation in seminars and courses, students will work on obtaining a solid academic grounding common to all areas of specialization. Therefore, PhD students must be able to investigate and analyze in depth, in an interdisciplinary manner, the theoretical and empirical research topics covered by the program. Students will spend 6/9 months abroad in a foreign university or scientific institute where they will be able to earn the required credits. ... [-]