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Research Degrees

PhD, MPhil, MA (Research) in Law

York Law School was ranked joint first for the excellence of its research outputs in Times Higher Education's ranking of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 46 per cent of our publications were classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) and 34 per cent ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). We encourage PhD, MPhil and MA (Research) applicants from all over the world to join us in one of the best Schools in the UK for legal and socio-legal research.

MA in Law by Research

MPhil and PhD Programmes


Tuition fees and expenses: research degrees

Funding Opportunities

Planning for White Rose Post Doc Fellowships

The ESRC White Rose Post Doc Fellowships call will open at the end of October. This fellowship is for those who have completed their PhD but have less than 12 month's postdoctoral experience, to support longer-term research career aspirations for developing publications, networks, research and professional skills.

If you would like further information please contact Professor Simon Halliday - or Sophie Gibson -

York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

The University is pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the York Graduate Research School (YGRS).

For further information see

Applications for 2022/23 are open until Friday 29 April 2022, 11.59pm BST