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Southampton Law School

Study support

What support do our research students receive?

All full-time research students in the School of Law benefit from the following support:

Allocated (shared) office within the School of Law, with: personal desk and shelf space, individual networked PC providing access to all university e-resources, free printing facilities. In addition off-campus access is provided for university library resources.
Supervisor and advisor
Collegiate support from additional members of the School’s academic staff
Research students participate in the School of Law Staff Seminar Series (through both attendance and presentation of their own work) and other seminar series that are hosted by the School. In addition PG researchers organise their own dedicated seminar series, which is attended both by their peers and by academic staff.
Courses in research methodology and legal scholarship
Dedicated Post-Graduate Reading Room within the School of Law
An excellent law library with a team of law-specific librarians. In addition, there are specific libraries or special collections in the following areas: Maritime Law, Internet Law, Official Publications (EU and UK). Further afield there is easy access to the British Library and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, and the Bodleian Law Library in Oxford.
For research students interested in pursuing it, there may be teaching opportunities
Graduate School Conference Fund: This fund exists to offer financial support to graduate research students presenting their research at international conferences at home and abroad. For further information see:
In addition to support from the School of Law, and the Graduate School conference fund indicated above, Graduate School support includes training and development opportunities, funding, networking opportunities and dedicated support for international students. For further details see:

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