Southampton Law School - PhD studentships 2017/18

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Full time

19 Dec 2016
31 Jan 2017

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Reference number: SOU-816216JJ

Southampton Law School - PhD studentships 2017/18

Southampton Law School

Location: Highfield Campus

Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2017

Reference: 816216JJ

Southampton Law School has Studentships available for postgraduate research students admitted full time onto its PhD programme and commencing their studies in October 2017.  The studentships will last for a maximum of three years (subject to an annual review of progress) and will provide a maintenance allowance of £14,000 per annum, in addition to payment of tuition fees. Successful candidates will normally be expected to contribute up to 40 hours per year of teaching activities, at the discretion of the Head of School.  The awards are available in any area of legal research for which the School can offer expert supervision. This includes (but is not limited to) areas connected to the School’s research centres:

  • Centre for Health Ethics & Law
  • Centre for Law, Policy and Society
  • Centre for Private and Commercial Law
  • Institute for Law & the Web
  • Institute of Maritime Law
  • Insurance Law Research Group


For further information on the work of these Centres, see:

Please note the following:

  • Tuition fees will be paid in full by the School. 
  • To be eligible for consideration, a full application must be submitted online by the submission deadline of Tuesday 31 January 2017.
  • A full application consists of:
    • Completed online application form
    • CV
    • Research proposal
    • Degree certificates/transcripts
    • Evidence of English language proficiency (taken within 2 years of the start date of the programme) – please follow this link to the University’s English language requirements:
    • Reference letters (recent and from academics and not just contact details of referees
  • Once the submission deadline has passed, applications with missing documentation will not be considered eligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicants should also allow time to participate in an interview and for prospective supervisor(s) to provide a statement of support – interviews will take place shortly after the application deadline of Tuesday 31 January 2017.
  • These studentships are for full time candidates only. If a studentship is awarded this and the award holder transfers to part time registration, then the holder will be deemed to have withdrawn from the studentship.

Southampton Law School is a vibrant, research-led department. It has a growing and active community of postgraduate research students whose research extends to all areas of the School’s expertise.  For further information on our research degrees, including profiles of current students and the application process, please visit:

For further information and to apply, go online at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr James MacLean, PGR Programme Director, at

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