Birmingham City University (BCU) School of Law

Our experienced academics in the School of Law, many of whom are engaged in internationally recognised research, will provide you with supervision as you pursue a research programme for the award of a PhD degree. Once enrolled, your appointed supervisors, supported by a Director of Research will help you prepare a proposal for registration, the next formal stage in the research programme. Once registered you will then undertake your research and write up your thesis. You may undertake research on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Why Choose Us?

  • We aim to enhance your academic and personal development and equip you with the skills and resources to undertake high-quality research.
  • You will join a thriving research community and be part of the Centre for American Legal Studies (CALS), one of the University’s research centres of excellence which promotes excellence in research, teaching and consultancy in American law and policy.
  • Research students, who have access to a dedicated research room, are encouraged to publish in collaboration with their supervisors and to take part in research conferences.

Tuition Fee £25,000
Duration full-time 3
Languages English
Location Birmingham City University University House 15 Bartholomew Row Birmingham B5 5JU United Kingdom
Scholarships 10 per cent for Home/EU students if you have obtained a 2:1 degree or higher from Birmingham City University (total of 20 per cent)

This additional scholarship is not available for Home/EU students taking a Graduate Diploma in Psychology

5 per cent for International students with a 2:2 degree progressing immediately from undergraduate to postgraduate study (total of 15 per cent)

A further 5 per cent for International students with a 2:1 degree or above progressing immediately from undergraduate to postgraduate study (total of 20 per cent)

The additional scholarship is not available to international students who register for fewer than 180 credits in one academic year.


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