What will I learn?

The Law School, rated 4th in the UK for research in Law REF 2014 and first for impact in Law, is committed to developing its research profile and environment. The Head of School is Prof Eugene McNamee; the Research Director is Prof Rory O’Connell. The School espouses a commitment to socio-legal and multidisciplinary studies as well as supporting doctrinal research.

It welcomes applications for post-graduate study by research in a wide range of areas including commercial law, intellectual property law, law and media, law and technology, law and medicine, socio-legal studies, access to justice, social security, employment, legal innovation, administrative justice and judicial review. The School provides an extremely supportive environment for post-graduate students in terms of supervision, methodological training, ongoing financial support for conference attendance/ fieldwork etc., and financial support for postgraduate led research initiatives.

UK PhD programmes are normally three-year, research intensive projects in which the relationship with a small team of supervisors is key. All prospective students are therefore encouraged to contact a staff member with relevant expertise in the area of the proposed course of research for advice on honing the academic content of their application.

Which department am I in?

Ulster University

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,326) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Ulster University

Cromore Road,

Coleraine,

Northern Ireland,

BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants should hold, or expect to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a subject relevant to the proposed area of study. We may also consider applications from those who hold equivalent qualifications, for example, a Lower Second Class Honours Degree plus a Master’s Degree with Distinction. Students should have IELTS Academic - Overall grade 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The TOEFL iBT score would be 80 with a minimum: L – 17; R – 18; S – 20; W– 17.

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

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About Ulster University

An international reputation for excellence, Ulster University offers students a welcoming and caring environment to live and study.

  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
  • Among the top 150 universities under 50 years old (THE)
  • Award-winning Career Development Centre (CDC)