University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Legal Practice

This postgraduate research degree programme is designed for lawyers wishing to achieve academic recognition based on their professional profile and practical expertise. The programme is normally undertaken on a part-time basis alongside professional work. To reflect the unique nature of the programme there is no standard period of study, though the maximum is seven years (part-time). A study plan will be tailored to suit your individual needs. Members of the School of Law have a very wide range of research interests and MPhil or PhD supervision can be arranged in most fields of legal study. There is particular expertise in European and international law, commercial and common law, English legal history and professional legal studies. We have recognised Centres of excellence in Legal History and Family Law and we were also one of the first university Law Schools to teach EU Law through the Centre for European Legal Studies. We have strong expertise in all aspects of commercial law, including maritime law, insurance, international sales, banking and finance law, international trade and dispute resolution. We have specialists in energy law, environmental law, human rights, intellectual property, legal ethics, and legal and political philosophy.

Entry requirements

MPhil

Normally a 1st degree in Law, or a 1st degree in another discipline and have passed the Common Professional Examination/Diploma in Law, and have held a professional qualification for at least 5 years. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

PhD

Normally a 1st degree in Law, or a 1st degree in another discipline and have passed the Common Professional Examination/Diploma in Law, and have held a professional qualification for at least 5 years. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter offers over a hundred PhD studentships annually. The majority are advertised in the Winter/Spring for entry the following September. For information on how to fund your research degree, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 - 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Distance learning April 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 EUR 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning September 2016 - 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 EUR 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Distance learning January 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 EUR 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Distance learning April 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

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