School of Law PhD

Three funded studentships for postgraduate researchers of exceptional promise in the School of Law.

Start date

1 October 2023


36 months

Application deadline

Funding source

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Funding information

Studentships will cover, for three years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend (c. £17,600), and a training grant for research and development expenses. 



The School of Law is pleased to announce three Doctoral studentships for postgraduate research starting in October 2023. The awards will be made to postgraduate researchers of exceptional promise whose research interests align with those of the School. The School of Law has particular strengths in Law and Philosophy, Environmental and International Law, and Law and Technology. We will consider proposal across these areas with particular interest in projects addressing: climate change obligations and international investment law; climate change, security, and armed conflict; the governance of plastics and plastic pollution; the governance and ethics around regulating food (including food systems such as plant- based foods); intersections between human rights (such as the right to clean air and water and sanitation) and environmental rights, including rights of nature; and the intersections of rights protection under EU law and the European Convention of Human Rights (particularly in relation to procedural rights, environmental law).

Eligibility criteria

Open to any UK or international candidates.

View the entry requirements for this course.

How to apply

Apply to the Law PhD programme.

The funding application form (docx) should be completed electronically and returned to Dr Joshua Andresen ( The deadline for applications is 9 December 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will also need to apply to the University of Surrey through the PhD programme page, clearly stating that you are applying for the School of Law Doctoral Studentships 2023.

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Application deadline

Contact details

Joshua Andresen
21 AB 05
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 683160

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