Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Law

Once enrolled, students' appointed supervisors, supported by a Director of Research helps them to prepare a proposal for registration, the next formal stage in the research programme. Once registered students undertake their research and write up their thesis. Students may undertake research on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Entry requirements

Applicants for an MPhil need to have the necessary foundation knowledge to pursue the particular specialist issue they have chosen. This is most often a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in the relevant area, but students may have the equivalent knowledge because of their practical work experience. Applicants for a PhD usually need to have an MA, MSc or MPhil degree that has given them the specialist knowledge of the major academic literature, theories and frameworks and awareness of current practice to enable them to challenge conventional wisdom in their proposed field of study. They also need to have experience of research methods and design.

Course modules

Research methods: this module covers issues such as the nature of PhD study, supervision, research proposal development and writing, literature review and information management. Research skills: this module develops an appreciation of the range of tools and techniques that are available to help students carry out their research and to enable them to situate their own research within a broader methodological context.

Assessment methods

Progress of both MPhil and PhD students is subject to formal written annual review; there is frequent informal monitoring of progress by the Director of Research and the Director of Studies; students are assessed by means of a thesis of approximately 40,000 words (MPhil) and 80,000 words (PhD) and by viva voce examination.

Sponsorship information

Training organisations or education charities may be able to assist with funding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,115 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD On-line study GBP 2,575 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

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