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The School of Law and Politics is a recognised leader in legal scholarship in the United Kingdom, and its size enables it to sustain a vibrant research culture.

Cardiff Law School offers opportunities for both full and part-time study leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. The School has four main research cluster groups: Medicine, Healthcare and Society; Governance and Constitutionalism; Procedural Justice; and Regulation of Commercial Activity. These groups reflect our key strengths and provide a supportive community for fostering intellectual and scholarly endeavour among staff and research students. Cardiff Law School is a recognised leader in legal scholarship in the United Kingdom, and its size enables it to sustain a vibrant research culture.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • Each full-time research student is allocated office space in the School’s own Graduate Centre.
  • Research students are entitled to financial support for travel or research related to their approved subject (e.g. attending a conference or visiting a specialist library) for every year of their supervision.
  • Students may be offered the opportunity to undertake part-time teaching on the undergraduate programmes.
  • The School encourages individual diversity and promotes innovation in research.

Ffeithiau allweddol

Math o astudiaeth Amser llawn, rhan amser
Cymhwyster PhD, MPhil
Hyd amser llawn PhD 3 years MPhil 2 years
Hyd rhan-amser Opportunities available
Derbyniadau Ionawr, Ebrill, Gorffennaf, Hydref

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

  • Civil Justice
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Discrimination Law
  • European Law
  • Family Law (including its international aspects)
  • Governance and Devolution
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Medical Law
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Property Law
  • Public Law, Theory and Policy
  • Religion
  • Shipping Law
  • Social Care
  • Tort
  • TrustsIf the area in which you are interested is not in the areas we mention, please feel free to contact us for an informal discussion.

The School has four main research cluster groups related to Law:

  • Medicine, Healthcare and Society
  • Governance and Constitutionalism
  • Procedural Justice
  • Regulation of Commercial Activity.

These groups reflect our key strengths and provide a supportive community for fostering intellectual and scholarly endeavour among staff and research students.

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Our PhD programme in Empirical Studies in Law has had ESRC-funded PhD studentships for UK and EU students in the past.

Funding is also available through the AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

Gallwch chwilio am ysgoloriaeth neu gael rhagor o wybodaeth am gyllid.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE

Mynnwch y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am ffioedd ôl-raddedigion.

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:1 or equivalent).

Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 7.0 in IELTS (with no less than 6.5 in the writing element).

In addition to your formal application to the University we ask that you also send the Law School a clear statement of your research proposal of about 5,000 words. Please note that we ask you to send your proposal to the Law School, not to the University Registry. For more information on How To Apply, please visit the School's website.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Gofynion Iaith Saesneg

Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 7.0 in IELTS (with no less than 6.5 in the writing element).

Darllenwch ein Gofynion Iaith Saesneg am ragor o wybodaeth.

Before applying

  • Read carefully about our programme’s structure, entry criteria, funding opportunities.
  • Explore our research and faculty, and identify potential supervisors to include in your application.
  • Ensure that all documents required as part of your application are included.

How to apply

On this page please select:

  • Qualification: Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy
  • Mode of study: Full time or Part time
  • Start date: As applicable

Click on apply now and complete the online application procedure.

Application checklist

Please include a:

  • detailed research proposal of about 5,000 words. Read our guidance on how to write a research proposal.
  • title
  • introduction
  • clear statement of research problem and research questions
  • review of key literature
  • proposed methodology
  • proposed contribution (why your research is valuable and to whom)

Other documents

  • Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 7.0 in IELTS (with no less than 6.5 in the Writing element and no less than 5.5 in Listening, Speaking and Reading). Please read our English language requirements for more details.
  • Copies of both Bachelor and Masters (if applicable) degree certificates and transcripts
  • Two Academic References

It is very important that you provide all the relevant information when you apply as incomplete applications will not be considered.

After your application

Applications will be vetted by the Postgraduate Office and reviewed by the Admissions Tutor. Applicants who do not meet the necessary entry requirements will be rejected outright and cannot re-apply for the same start date.

Applications from candidates who meet the entry requirements will be shared with potential supervisors. Once supervisors express interest towards a candidate, a supervisory panel is formed. Candidates may then be invited to an interview (via Skype/Phone or in person) to discuss their Research project. If the interview is successful, an offer will be made.

Closing date

There are no official closing dates however as the application process takes around 2-3 months, we ask that completed applications are submitted for consideration at least 3 months before your requested start date.

Proses gwneud cais

The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July

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Cyswllt/Cysylltiadau Gweinyddol

MPhil/PhD Enquiries, Cardiff Law School

Administrative contact

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