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Postgraduate research degrees in law

Join an outstanding community of scholars working on an exciting range of legal, socio-legal and legal-theoretical research.

Why study law at York?

York Law School is an internationally renowned centre for legal research, with strengths in doctrinal, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. Supervisors at York include experts in a broad range of practice-based areas, as well as scholars with outstanding reputations for socio-legal, comparative and legal-theoretical work.

All academic staff and postgraduate researchers are located in at least one of our various research clusters, which facilitate ongoing collaboration and discussion within the School, and aim to push the accepted boundaries of legal research. We welcome proposals from candidates from a range of personal and professional backgrounds.

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Research projects

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Scholarships and funding

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We provide a tailored programme of training, aimed at developing the full range of skills required for a successful career in both academia and policy research.

Graduates from our postgraduate research programmes have gone on to permanent teaching and research positions at nationally and internationally leading universities.

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