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City Law School Doctoral Studentships

The City Law School is offering two full-time, three-year doctoral studentship (entry in  September 2019). Applications are invited from exceptional and ambitious graduates wishing to pursue cutting-edge research in any of the School's key research areas.

Who are we

We are a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars and students with considerable strengths in teaching and research. Our research expertise straddles different areas and approaches. We are committed to academic excellence and have an enviable central London location.

What is offered

A doctoral studentship will provide:

  • an annual bursary (currently £16,777 but subject to change in line with Research Councils UK’s recommendation on the national minimum stipend)
  • full tuition fee waiver
  • research expenses (up to £1000 over three years) to support research needs such as specialist training, equipment or conference attendance.

Who is eligible

Applications are sought from exceptional UK/EU and international graduates and will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.

Applicants should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by an LLB degree with at least a second class (upper division) or equivalent, and normally a Master's degree (in law or a related discipline) with at least a merit or equivalent. Applicants should demonstrate a suitable aptitude to undertake a course of independent research.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved an overall score of 7.0 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing subtests.

How to apply

You can apply online for this studentship.

We encourage applicants to have a look at our website, so that they consider the research undertaken in our School and identify an area in which they can make a contribution and a supervisor or Research Centre/Group with whom they could work.

Read guidance on how to write a research proposal can be found.

Applicants are welcome to discuss their ideas for research by contacting relevant members of the School of Law.

Selection process

Candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted by the School. If you do not receive a communication from the School within six weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

*Due to system maintenance the application to the PhD Studentship will be unavailable between the 5th and 8th of April. In response the Law School has extended the deadline to Thursday 11 April 2019.*