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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 accords a high priority to the development of a thriving postgraduate research culture. We are keen to attract the next generation of legal scholars and to encourage innovative research. We offer opportunities for both full and part-time study leading o the degrees of MPhil and PhD.

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
  • Civil Justice
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Discrimination Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Law
  • Family Law (including its international aspects)
  • Governance and Devolution
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law (all aspects)
  • Legal Philosophy/Sociology
  • Medical Law
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Property Law
  • Public International Law (all aspects)
  • Public Law, Theory and Policy
  • Religion
  • Shipping Law
  • Social Care
  • Tort
  • Trusts
  • Use of Force

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 to do so; it is essential that we can offer proper supervision to those students whom we admit.

For information about funding possibilities please click here.

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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