School of Law Teaching and Research Training Scholarship

The School invites applications from suitably qualified, prospective PhD students for a Teaching and Research Training Scholarship commencing in October 2019

This is a prestigious School-funded award that has both a research and training component. The successful applicant will register with the University for a three-year programme of study for a PhD degree, receiving regular academic supervision, support and research training throughout. They will also be expected to undertake a specified amount of undergraduate teaching and academic support to students in each year of study as directed by the School, as well as a modest amount of marking in the final year of their studies.

The scholarship provides a maintenance grant of £11,000, plus a payment for any teaching and/or other academic duties up to approximately £3,500.

Please note that the payment for teaching will count as taxable income, whereas the maintenance payment is tax free. Candidates may be asked to interview to assess their capacity to teach.

The scholarship may be held in conjunction with the William Harrison Graduate Research Scholarship, which can be used to pay the tuition fee element. Eligible applicants will be assumed to be applying for the William Harrison Scholarship as well.

Applications are invited from any area of law or criminology/criminal justice that is broadly consummate with the research supervision expertise currently available in the School. However, the School is particularly interested in receiving applications in the areas of private law (contract, tort, unjust enrichment and Chancery subjects) as well as legal education and the legal profession. 

Applicants must complete a university study application form as well as the School scholarship application form.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirement is normally upper Second Class Honours at Bachelor level and a Merit or equivalent at Masters level.

Download full regulations.

How to apply

In order to be eligible to apply for the School of Law Teaching & Research Training Scholarship candidates must already have submitted a research degree study application form or submit it together with this application. To apply for a place on a research degree programme, please visit:

Download the School of Law Teaching and Research Training Scholarship Application Form.

Please return this form to or Postgraduate Admissions, School of Law, University of Leeds, Beechgrove House, Leeds, LS2 9JT. (Tel: +44(0)113 343 5009), no later than May 1 2019 23:59 (GMT).