MPhil/PhD in Law (Socio-Legal Theory)

In addition to progressing with their research, students are expected to take the listed training and transferable skills courses. Students may take courses in addition to those listed, and should discuss this with their supervisor.

Year One
Training courses

Optional (not examined)
1. LL500 Doctoral Research Seminar
2. Either MY593A Authoring a PhD and Developing as a researcher: Getting Started or MY500 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H).
3. Staff Seminar Series and PhD Seminar Series

Compulsory (examined)
4. LL4L5 Socio-Legal Theory and Practice
5. Course(s) to the value of one unit from: LLM theoretical/thematic optional courses.

Year Two
Training courses

Compulsory (not examined)
1. Minimum of three workshops of MY530 Seminar in Advanced Qualitative Analysis
2. MY593B Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: The Middle Years

Optional (not examined)
Staff Seminar Series and PhD Seminar Series

Year Three
Training courses

Compulsory (not examined)
MY593C Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: The End Game

Optional (not examined)
Staff Seminar Series and PhD Seminar Series

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Staff Seminar Series

Progression and upgrade requirements

Upgrade to PhD takes place at the end of the first year, progression being conditional on submission of a satisfactory statement of the research question and a satisfactory sample chapter towards the end of the summer term.