What will I learn?

Course Overview

In this programme you will be carefully supervised by an individual specialist in the area and supported in the generation of a research question and the production of a thesis. For this degree you are required to write a thesis of up to 20,000 words.

Our Research Degrees attempt to achieve a balance between individual study, academic supervision, and a communal, scholarly learning environment. As a research student, you will be a vital part of our research culture and we will encourage you to participate in the life of the Law School.

Our research programmes promote a balance between individual study with supervision, and a communal learning environment whereby students working on similar research topics are encouraged to discuss their work with one another.

Research Themes

Nine research clusters: Contract, Business and Commercial Law; Comparative Law and Culture; Development and Human Rights; Gender and the Law; International and European Law; Law and Humanities; Legal Theory; Governance and Regulation; Empirical Approaches. The Law School’s research is rooted in the twin themes of law in context and the international character of law.

Teaching and Learning

You will attend a research methods and theory course during your first year of study, and meet with your supervisor at least once a month throughout your degree.

Each year, the Law School provides a retreat for its research students, which is intended to develop a self-critical assessment of research techniques and provide you with the opportunity to benefit from each other’s experience. You will be invited to attend seminars and public lectures across the University, and a number of other training opportunities will be made available to you during your time here.

Which department am I in?

School of Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£18,800.00 (US$ 25,066) per year
The above mentioned fee is for 2020/21. There might be slight increase in fee for 2021/22.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3. 1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8 or 2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3or 2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0.

For international students

Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Law or a related social sciences discipline with significant legal content. IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. Students need to have: Overall Score of 100 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21);

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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