The CSLS welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue research in any aspect of socio-legal studies, broadly defined. We offer programmes of study leading to MSt and DPhil degrees in Socio-Legal Studies and to the MPhil in Law. MSt and DPhil programmes are wholly undertaken at the CSLS, while the MPhil is available to students who have undertaken the BCL/MJur in the Law Faculty and wish to undertake a socio-legal project during the second year of their programme.
Applications for the next round will commence from September. All applications will be reviewed in one gathered field after the application deadline in January, and interviews take place in February; if applicants have not been contacted for interview by mid-February they can assume their application has not been successful on this occasion. Applicants who have been interviewed will receive the final decision at ca. the end of March from the Graduate Admissions Office. Admissions information and application forms will be published via the University Admissions website.
Students who are EU nationals and start courses in autumn 2018 will still be classed for the purposes of Oxford University and College fee liability as UK home students for the duration of their course, which may extend after the UK is likely to have exited the EU, in 2019. EU nationals will also continue to be eligible for fee grants from the UK government research councils, such as the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC).
For further information see also the central University Brexit webpages.
UK/EU (resident) candidates can be nominated by the Centre for an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership studentship, for either the MST or DPhil (full and part-time); this covers fees and maintenance for UK students, and fees-only for EU students. No separate application process applies; your application, if you qualify, will be considered automatically by assessors.
For more details on the Programmes offered by the Centre:
Applicants must be interested in thinking about the links between law and society. Members of staff in the CSLS can offer supervision of projects in most areas of socio-legal studies. We appreciate applications for theoretically informed empirical research, as well as more theoretical socio-legal inquiries.
CSLS Student Representative for 2017-18