Research courses

Our PhD in Law aims to train the next generation of legal thinkers, law reformers, policy advisors, political activists, and academics. You’ll benefit from stimulating roundtables seminars, workshops and lectures delivered by distinguished academics, eminent judges and law practitioners.

What we are researching

  • Artificial intelligence and law
  • Chinese comparative law
  • Criminal law and neuroscience
  • European Union law
  • European Union law and healthcare law
  • Health sciences and law
  • Human rights law
  • International economic law
  • Kantian legal philosophy and other intellectual historical approaches to legal problems, such as terrorism, human rights and refugee law
  • Language and law
  • Mental health law and neuroscience
  • Methodology of intellectual legal history
  • Philosophy of constitutional law
  • Philosophy of contract law
  • Philosophy of criminal law
  • Philosophy of humanitarian law
  • Philosophy of neuroscience and law
  • Philosophy of tort law
  • Philosophy of the World Trade Organization
  • Public international law
  • Roman legal history and private law
  • Rule of law and transnational law
  • Rule of law in China
  • Socio-legal approaches to mental health and law, sex crimes, sentencing
  • Technology and law
  • Terrorism and law
  • The logic of war
  • The nature of law
  • The normativity of law
  • The philosophy of law and economics
  • Topics in international public law, such as state succession

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Studentships

Building a human rights framework for algorithmic justice

Funding information:
Funding covers: Full UK/EU tuition fee  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  Personal Computer (provided by the department) 

Law’s Emotional Impact: The Overlooked Emotional Character of Legal Authority and the Rule of Law

Funding information:
Funding covers:  Full UK/EU tuition fee   Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)   RTSG of £1,000 p.a.   Personal Computer (provided by the department)  

The Force of Law: Anything Special?

Funding information:
Full UK/EU tuition fee covered  Stipend at £15,285 p.a. (2020/21)  RTSG of £1,000 p.a.  Personal Computer (provided by the department) 

Expert support

Our Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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