Portsmouth Law School
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
The Portsmouth Law School welcomes applications from candidates wishing to pursue a Higher Degree by Research. We can provide supervision across a range of areas, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Corporate Governance, E-Commerce and IT Law, Constitutional Law, Equality, Human Rights and Employment Law, European Law, International Law, Legal Education, Family and Child Law, Medical Law and Ethics, and Law and Vulnerability. Information about our current PhD students can be found by clicking on the link below.
Research degree options
We offer the opportunity to study on PhD on M.Phil pathways.
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Students following the M.Phil route are expected to complete the MSc in Social Research Methods and submit a thesis not exceeding 40,000 words and defend their work successfully in an oral examination (a viva). Ordinarily, full-time students would be expected to complete the M.Phil programme in 2 years (4 years if part-time).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD is an advanced degree requiring considerable commitment and sustained hard work over a relatively long period of time. Normally this will be a minimum of three years for full-time study (six years part-time). Students on the PhD route will normally have completed a relevant Master's degree in order to study on the PhD programme. To be awarded the PhD, the student is required to submit a thesis not exceeding 80,000 words and to defend it in an oral examination.
Potential PhD Supervisors:
Ms Caroline Strevens Reader in Legal Education
Dr Daniel Bedford
For more information on the research degrees we offer, including fee information please click here. For information about possible funding, please click here. To discuss research opportunities in more detail and for guidance on the proposal, please contact us.
PG research enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org