University of Southampton

University of Southampton


The School welcomes proposals for postgraduate research in any relevant field of legal study, and offers a number of postgraduate research studentships in dedicated fields and graduate teaching assistantships. Research is carried out across a broad spectrum of legal subjects, in public, private, domestic and international law. Doctoral supervision is offered from across legal disciplines, including topics relevant to our research groupings: The Institute of Maritime Law; The Institute for Law and the Web at Southampton; The Institute of Criminal Justice; The Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation; The Centre for Health Ethics and Law and The Insurance Law Research Group.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent in law, and a research proposal. For international students IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in all components or Internet-based TOEFL 100 with at least 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking is required.

Sponsorship information

3 studentships pf �5,000 p.a. plus waiver of fees to applicants wishing to pursue postgraduate research to MPhil or PhD level on topics in the following fields: European and international law, criminal justice, health and social welfare law, information technology and intellectual property law.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Business and Law
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4393