School of Law announce funded PhD Scholarship

The School of Law has announced a funded PhD scholarship for full-time and part-time students from both the UK and overseas.

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We welcome suitably qualified applicants in the field of law and criminology for study commencing from October 2022.

The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated, fully-developed research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor expertise.

We particularly welcome applicants in the following subfields of law and criminology:

  • Law and technology
  • Public international law
  • Family law
  • Children and the law
  • Public law
  • IP law
  • Tort law
  • Wellbeing and the legal system
  • Policing
  • Probation and non-custodial punishment
  • Prisons and imprisonment
  • Punishment and penal theory
  • Gender and criminal justice
  • Criminology of war
  • Colonial and post-colonial law and justice

This scholarship will fund the following:

  • Fees: Full payment of tuition fees across the course of study at the Home rate. For international students, the residual fee must be met by the individual.
  • Maintenance/stipend: £9000 per year for full-time students with payments being made to the individual in quarterly instalments for three and a half years after the start of the course.
  • Research Training Support Grant: Up to £500 per year for 3 years with the balance of unspent funds rolling forward each year. Restrictions apply to the use of these funds and there must be a clear connection to supporting the research project. Any unspent funds at the end of the project will be retained by the School. 
  • The above will be pro-rated for part-time students.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 17th August 2022.

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