Westminster Law School’s PhD programme is set within a vibrant and supportive research environment, in the heart of Central London. Westminster Law School has an outstanding reputation as a pioneer in Socio-Legal research, in experimental research in Legal Theory, the Legal Profession and Legal Education, as well as Entertainment Law. It is also particularly well-known for its cutting-edge research in International Law, Criminal Justice and Comparative and European Union Law. The Law School, currently hosting doctoral students across all of the above areas, is well placed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide doctoral students with opportunities to network and develop an interdisciplinary approach to research. Both the School and the College provide a range of attractive activities for doctoral students, including research seminars, conferences, publication avenues, a nationally recognised training programme aimed at developing world-class researchers, regular research retreats and away days, and teaching opportunities. The Westminster Law School building has been given in the past years a multi-million pound redevelopment to further enhance the quality of study and social space, with dedicated office space for doctoral students.
Applicants should have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent and preferably a master's degree (or masters degree pending). Applicants whose first degree has not been studied in English should have IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all elements. Applicants need to submit a research proposal of 2,000–3,500 words. It should include a title of proposed research, identify discipline and formulate research questions clearly. It should also include proposed research methodology and plan of work and time schedule. References are normally required and if not provided with your application will be requested at a later date.
Fees and funding
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