Law Postgraduate Research - PhDs and Studentships

Full Time/ Part Time
PhD by Research, MPhil (Res), LLM (Res)

Our Law School has an impressive record in supporting innovative and world-leading research. Academic staff in the School have internationally recognised expertise across a wide range of specialist areas, including: arbitration and dispute resolution, commercial law, contract law, company law, competition law, (international) criminal law and criminal justice, environmental law and sustainable development, EU law, human rights, insurance, IT & IP law, international law, investment law, land law, legal theory, media law, medical law, policing, public protest law, and refugee law.


Several of the School’s researchers are engaged in empirical and interdisciplinary work, and the School has sought both to encourage emerging strengths and to build on existing areas of excellence, such as the Centre for Competition Policy (established by the Law School in conjunction with the School of Economics, Norwich Business School and Political, Social and International Studies).  

We are justifiably proud of the way in which we have developed the careers of junior colleagues’ and PhD students. Many have produced and published work of the highest calibre. The School’s research community benefits from dedicated postgraduate facilities in the newly refurbished Earlham Hall on UEA campus grounds. 

Sponsorship information 

Scholarships available for UK/EU and International students; these are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and for the duration of the period of study. 

Take a look at our current PhD and studentship opportunities

Course Modules 2019/0

As a postgraduate research student, your research degree will not contain modules.   


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

To be accepted onto a doctoral degree, the standard minimum academic entry requirement is either at least a 2:1 from a UK undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or equivalent. Some research programmes might have higher requirements and the possibility of more specific requirements. Please take a look at our current PhD opportunities or our Faculty Graduate School and School pages to find out more.  

How to Apply

Please take a look at our information on how to apply.

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