What makes our Research Degrees special?
As a research student, you will be a vital part of our research culture and we will encourage you to participate in the life of the Law School. Our research programmes promote a balance between individual study with supervision, and a communal learning environment whereby students working on similar research topics are encouraged to discuss their work with one another.
Each year, the Law School provides a retreat for its research students, which is intended to develop a self critical assessment of research techniques and provide you with the opportunity to benefit from each others experience. You will be invited to attend seminars and public lectures across the University, and a number of other training opportunities will be made available to you during your time here.
Our Research Degrees are distinctive because:
- You will be part of an amazing community of students, academics and professional services where you will be supported and encouraged in your studies
- You will get a personal dedicated workspace to carry out your research and writing
- The additional resources available to you include weekly research seminars and public lectures where speakers and fellow students share their exciting and thought provoking research
How will I train?
You will attend a research methods and theory course during your first year of study, and meet with your supervisor at least once a month throughout your degree.
You will be encouraged after your first year to attend a research student seminar, and present your work-in-progress papers and participate in critical discussion of theoretical texts. With permission, you may attend some taught modules offered by the school or other departments.
Our research training will help you:
- Evolve into a well-rounded socio-legal scholar, with the skills and experience necessary to gain employment in tertiary education, or in a national or international organisation
- Develop an informed and wide-ranging understanding of the research process
- Gain an understanding of relevant research methods
- Situate socio-legal research within a theoretical framework which draws upon key philosophical approaches to the social sciences
- To frame and refine effective research proposals
- Enhance your study, presentation and writing skills
Contributing to events run by our specialist research centres will enable you to network and work alongside leading scholars from all over the world.
Recently Completed PhDs
|Name||Awarded||Title of Thesis||Supervisor|
Readmission and the European Union’s Founding Values
|Lulwah Al Ben Ali||2020||
The Evaluation of the Kuwait's Capital Markets Regulations in Relation to Financial Services and Stock Markets
|Sara Achieng Ombija||2020||
Rethinking Finanacial Regulation and Supervison under 'New Governance':Post Cirsis Lesson for the Kenyan Financial Market, and the Case of Regulatory Nudging
Privatised policing Duties in a Constitutional State: The Case of Postcolonial Tanzania in Socio-legal Context
Regulation of Cryptocurrencies: A Reflexive Law Approach
The effectiveness of corporate human rights self regulation: empirical research into the Tanzanian tea industry
|Norahimah Fitri Mohd Hamdan||2020||
The application of competition law in the airline industry in Malaysia
Towards better corporate governance: A comparative study of shareholder activism in the US and the UK
Is law and practice successful in enabling and facilitating children's participation in their health care? A critical analysis through the lived experiences of past-paediatric patients
The Development of an Arbitration System Attractive to International Commerce. Analysing the New Saudi Law of Arbitration
Governing the Poor in Contemporary Colombia
Juvenile De-Pauperisation: The Journey From Public Childcare to English Citizenship 1884-1900
Child Arrangement Orders (Contact) and Domestic Abuse- An Exploration of the Law & Practice
|Maebh Harding/Rebecca Probert|
Flourishing or Floundering? Using the Capabilities Approach to assess the impact of welfare reform and public sector spending cuts on the human rights and equalities of vulnerable people in the UK
Enforceability of Credit Risk Mitigation Techniques in the Context of Bank Insolvency and Resolution
Comparative analysis of the jurisdictions of International Investment Arbitration with WTO Adjudication and International Commercial Arbitration
The Role of Security Exceptions in International Investment Law
Our Director of Postgraduate Research:
Ben Hulme - PhD Student
Warwick offers a friendly, but rigorous environment in which to explore our own thoughts and ideas.
We offer the following Research Degrees:
- PhD (approximately 4 years)
This involves a thesis of up to 80,000 words.
- MPhil (minimum 2 years)
This involves a thesis of up to 60,000 words.
- LLM by Research (mininum 1 year)
This involves a thesis of up to 40,000 words.
With over forty members of staff we are able to offer research supervision over a wide range of legal topics. Before you apply, refer to our staff pages to find members of staff with expertise in your intended research area.
You are welcome to contact our staff directly to see if they can provide any advice on your proposed research, but will still need to submit an application and meet the selection criteria set by the University before any offer is made.
For more information email:
pglaw dot admissions at warwick dot ac dot uk