City, University of London

City, University of London

Law

At The City Law School, we are committed to the provision of high-quality graduate education and a stimulating research environment to study in. You will join the City Law School's thriving postgraduate research community, receiving the necessary support and training to develop successfully your research project. You will also have the opportunity to attend the School's research training seminars focused on research skills and methodologies and to present your work in progress at both weekly seminars and the annual School Postgraduate Forum. You will also become part of a stimulating research environment by participating in the activities of the School's research centres, institutes and groups.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by an LLB degree with at least a second class (upper division) or equivalent, and normally a Master's degree (in law or a related discipline) with at least a merit or equivalent. Applicants should demonstrate a suitable aptitude to undertake a course of independent research.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved an overall score of 7.0 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing subtests.

Assessment methods

The award of a PhD requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by two examiners, at least one of whom is external to City. A PhD thesis (up to 100,000 words) must be an original and substantial piece of work which makes a contribution to the relevant literature. All students are initially registered for the MPhil degree. Those students who wish to proceed to a PhD must upgrade within 18 months (30 months for part-time students).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

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Contact: 
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020 7404 5787