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Southampton Law SchoolPostgraduate study

Research Degrees

Our postgraduate research programme provides opportunities to gain a research qualification at doctorate level.

PhD Research Programmes

Postgraduate research students are usually registered initially for the degree of PhD. Your initial studies, under the guidance of an academic supervisor, will prepare you for confirmation of your PhD registration, which takes place within two years (full time), and provide you with the essential foundation to help you make an original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.

PhD study takes place within a demanding and rigorous research environment. The depth of your personal knowledge will increase and you will be expected to make an independent, original, contribution to knowledge in your field.  Completion of a PhD thesis (max. 75, 000 words) will normally take 3 years. The maximum period allowed for completion is 4 years for full-time students and 7 years for part-time students.

PhD Research programmeHow to apply

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