MPhil/PhD in Law

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
Compulsory (not examined)

MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H) or LL4L5 Socio-legal Theory and Practice (H)

Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

LL500 Doctoral Research Seminar
MY593A Authoring a PhD and Developing as a Researcher: Getting Started

Optional (not examined)

Staff Seminar Series

Year Two
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined)
Minimum of three workshops of MY530 Advanced Qualitative Analysis Workshops

Optional (not examined)
Staff Seminar Series

Year Three
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined)
PhD lunchtime seminar series

Optional (not examined)
Staff 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.