Durham University

Durham University

Law

Students can conduct research across 3 interrelated themes: law as innovation, law for social change and law and institutions.

Entry requirements

Law degree with at least a good upper 2nd Class Honours (or equivalent); strong preference is given to those who also have a recognised Master's degree for which we normally expect an average grade of at least 65% (or equivalent); English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 (on every component) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

This degree is assessed by means of examination of a thesis of 100,000 words and a viva.

Sponsorship information

1 AHRC Doctoral Award. Candidates applying for doctoral studentships must normally already hold or be completing a Master's degree or similar qualification. AHRC awards can be held by both full and part-time students, and candidates who are currently in their first year of study are entitled to apply for funding for the remaining period of their doctoral studies. Candidates applying for doctoral studentships must normally already hold or be completing a masters degree or similar qualification. AHRC awards can be held by both full and part-time students, and candidates who are currently in their first year of study are entitled to apply for funding for the remaining period of their doctoral studies. Up to 8 Durham Doctoral Studentships across all faculty departments. Applications are welcome from both full and part-time candidates. Students who have already commenced their doctoral studies are not eligible for this award. If you have deferred your application from previous academic years, please contact us to discuss your eligibility. Doctoral studentships will be tenable for three years and will annually provide award-holders with a fee-waiver at home/EU rate, and a tax-free maintenance grant at the minimum rate of £7,700. In exceptional circumstances (for example in cases where retention is paramount), a higher level of maintenance award may be offered, up to a maximum of the current RCUK maintenance award (currently £13,590). Doctoral studentships cannot be deferred (except in exceptional circumstances) and will be managed in analogue with AHRC awards. PhD Studentships by the European Research Council are offered to support the project 'Sastravid: A New Paradigm for the Study of Indian Philosophy'.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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