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Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Dr Edwin Egede talks about his experience of PhD study at Cardiff Law School

Thinking about undertaking postgraduate research? Thinking about graduating as a Master or Doctor of Philosophy in law?

Cardiff Law School has a thriving postgraduate research culture. We are keen to attract and engage with the next generation of legal scholars and to encourage innovative research in a wide range of fields. We offer opportunities for both full and part-time study leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD.

We host a PhD programme in Empirical Studies in Law, which receives financial support for PhD ('1+3') studentships from the Economic and Social Research Council's 'Wales Doctoral Training Centre'.

There are lots of good reasons why you should consider studying at Cardiff.

We can offer supervision in a wide range of legal subjects including:

  • Aspects of Islamic Law
  • Charity Law
  • Civil Justice
  • Commercial Law (including International Commercial Law)
  • Company Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance/Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Criminal Law and Justice (including International Criminal Law)
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Law and Governance
  • Family Law
  • Governance and Devolution
  • Health Law (including Global Health Law and Public Health Law)
  • Human Rights (including International Human Rights Law and Human Rights Theory)
  • Human Rights and the Environment/Climate Justice
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Refugee Law and Asylum
  • Judicial Studies and Legal Decision-Making
  • Land Policy and Land Reform
  • Law and Development (including Legal Aspects of Development Assistance)
  • Law and Literature
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Philosophy/Sociology of Law
  • Medical Law
  • New Technologies and Risk Regulation
  • Private International Law
  • Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law, Theory and Policy
  • Religion
  • Shipping Law
  • Social Care
  • Sports Law
  • Tort
  • Transnational Dispute Resolution
  • Trusts
  • Use of Force
  • Women and the Law

If the area in which you are interested is not in the areas we mention, please feel free to contact us for an informal discussion. We will try to accommodate well-qualified applicants but cannot guarantee doing so if there is no member of staff available to supervise the proposed research project to the high standards we habitually provide.

For information about funding possibilities please see our central funding pages.

The MPhil can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years and leads to the degree of Master of Philosophy. The PhD programme can be studied full-time over three years or part-time over five years and leads to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The School admits students to both programmes on four occasions during the year: 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st October.

If you decide that you do wish to make an application, please go to How to Apply.

Further details


+44 (0) 29 2087 6102

Postgraduate Office
Cardiff Law School
Law Building
Museum Ave
CF10 3AX
Wales, UK

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