How to Apply
Whilst many enquirers may wish to discuss their application directly witht he school on all cases a formal application must be made by completing the university's online application form.
The application form must include an outline research proposal. You are therefore asked to give a description of your research project, including the research questions to be addressed, the methodology to be used, the sources to be consulted and a brief timetable. It is also useful to identify:
- What the main aim(s) of your research will be
- Why you think the project is worth doing
- Whether you see any links with previous work
- What problems you might encounter
The School of Law's Guidance notes on how to write your research proposal are available to download from the box on the right.
It is important that you provide a detailed proposal so that we can arrange the most appropriate supervision for your chosen topic. A good indication of our staff research interests can be found on the Research Areas Section of our website.It might also be worthwhile making initial contact with our academic staff, on an informal basis, prior to submitting an application.
If you are applying for a studentship please check the specific scholarship instructions as the department may need additional documents.
You will normally need a first degree that is equivalent in standard to a UK classification of Upper Second-Class Honours or better, as well as a good masters level qualification or equivalent experience.
In certain circumstances, we will consider students with other qualifications where those qualifications provide equivalent reassurance of the capacity to undertake high quality research.
Professional qualifications, such as exceptional PG Dip or LPC results, can be influential in our decision-making but will rarely be considered an adequate substitute for a masters degree because they do not ordinarily provide evidence of research skills.
If your first language is not English and you have not studied at degree level in English before, we will require a qualification in English such as IELTS minimum of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
The decision to offer an award takes into account the quality of the research proposal, the applicant's qualifications, references and, importantly, the availability of two supervisors with relevant expertise, interest and capacity.
If you have any queries please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Tutor - email@example.com