We have three vibrant research centres within the Law School producing cutting-edge legal research and hosting a range of speaker events and workshops. Our PhD programme is likewise a core component of the dynamic and supportive research community within the School.   


Our PhD Programme

A renowned PhD programme

We have an excellent track record of placing our PhD students in academic posts and other high-level careers. 

In the 15-year period between 2004 and 2019, we awarded 29 PhDs in Law and of these, fully 14 were successful in attaining permanent academic posts at universities in the UK and two more obtaining academic posts at universities abroad. The remainder have gone on to pursue a range of successful career paths including at the Bar, as corporate counsel, in government posts and research-intensive positions in industry.  

From 2014 through 2020, our PhD graduates and current PhD students have attained Lectureships at a range of institutions including:

  • University of Brighton
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Chichester
  • Coventry University
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Westminster.

We have strong academic networks domestically and abroad, and we use these to provide intensive training and preparation for the academic job market for all students on our PhD programme. 

Read the stories of our PhD students

Research outputs