School of Law - Research Degrees
Study for an MA by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the School of Law and become a key member of our academic research community. You'll experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment — operating on a global scale — allowing you to pursue your research interests among the brightest minds in Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Our academic team come from a variety of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight to our research community. Our expertise helps to inform policy and practice across the globe.
'world-leading' / 'internationally excellent'
Submitted research - REF 2021
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Your career development
Throughout your time as a postgraduate researcher, you will have ample opportunity to enhance your skills and prepare for a fruitful career in academia or beyond. With full-time and part-time research degrees available, we provide the flexibility for you to pursue your research whilst still developing in your existing career.
White Rose research training
The School of Law is part of both the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership and the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, providing unique funding and training programmes, networking events and the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from other White Rose universities.