We offer two research degree paths for postgraduate students:
The main distinction between these lies in the length of time devoted to earning the degrees, and in the scope of the work undertaken and the extent of the training input.
An important variation is the new route PHD scheme that encompasses an LLM and a PhD into four years of study.
Research at the School of Law
The School of Law at Leeds offers a successful and thriving collection of research degrees programmes. We have over sixty registered postgraduate research students and an excellent record of completed research degrees.
Our school received an an outstanding rating that reflected high international quality in a majority of our outputs, spread across a high proportion of our staff, in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
We are well placed to continue to deliver excellence to research students, bringing together high quality teaching with world-leading research. We have particular expertise in the areas of our research centres and units, and provide students with two trained and experienced academic supervisors that are experts in the field of research.
Our research centres
The School houses four major research centres.
- Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP)
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS)
- Centre for European Law and Legal Studies (CELLS)
- Centre for International Governance (CfIG)
White Rose Doctoral Training Centre
We are part of the ESRC funded White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). In 2012/13, the DTC is offering 52 new studentships across the White Rose Universities, including themed studentship Networks, and a range of available ESRC scholarships at Leeds.
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The University offers training in research skills for research students through Researcher Training and Development.
The Graduate School
Our School provides specialist support and facilities for postgraduate students through the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law Graduate School.
To discover more about our faculty postgraduate provision, explore The Graduate School.
Postgraduate Open Days
For more information, click here.