University of Surrey

University of Surrey


Students undertake a structured, supervised programme of research; in their 1st year students take up to 3 modules of core research methods training; students are also expected to take advantage of advanced research training modules that further support their specific research; these include a range of modules focused on developing the practical skills required for subsequent careers; students also organise and run their own annual research conference and attend research group seminars.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2.1 Bachelors degree along with a Master's degree at a minimum of a merit level in Law, or other relevant discipline, from an approved university. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may still be considered for admission if they hold a 1st-class Bachelors degree in Law, or other relevant discipline, from an approved university, or a professional or other qualification deemed to be appropriate and equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include an extended thesis for examination; their research will be of a standard appropriate for publication; students are expected to answer questions on their thesis and their research in a viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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