Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Law

The Birkbeck School of Law has an excellent reputation. Its body of research students has grown dramatically over the last few years, and competition for places is high. Our research community now comprises people from around the globe, researching in diverse legal areas and with different methodologies. We encourage and assist researchers to publish articles. Many of our graduates have become professional academics after, and even during, their studies here. MPhil/PhD students benefit from the supervision of internationally renowned experts and secondary supervisors, classes in legal theory and research and presentation skills, seminars and extensive library facilities. Moreover, we offer financial assistance for conference attendance where appropriate, a comprehensive programme of independent monitoring of each student's yearly progress, and postgraduate student representation on the School board. In addition, our present body of researchers constitutes a vibrant community that organises, with the support of the School, a series of workshops, reading groups and a work-in-progress group, as well as frequent social events. We encourage applications for research in the areas listed below, but it is important to stress that we can only offer supervision in areas where members of the School are actively working.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in law or a related discipline from the humanities or social sciences. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

Areas of research interest include: legal theory; public law; language and law; law and literature; law and film; law and development; gender, sexuality and law; socio-legal studies; environmental law; company law; legal history; medical law and ethics; criminology; European law; intellectual property; insurance law; media law; law and bioethics; constitutional theory and national identity; human rights; criminal justice; feminist legal theory; post-colonial theory; legal aesthetics; law and political economy; race and law; child law; access to justice; international economic law; international refugee law; law and multinational corporations.

Sponsorship information

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
PhD Part-time January 2018 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,840 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2018 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2018 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Law
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6508