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MPhil in Socio-Legal Research


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Socio-Legal Research is a one-year research programme which requires students to write a 30,000-word dissertation on a topic falling within the field of Socio-Legal Studies. Students can either take this as a free-standing qualification or progress from the MPhil to the DPhil in Socio-Legal Studies.

Postgraduate Research Handbook 2021-22

Course in brief

Course length
1 year

About the course

The Centre for Socio-legal Studies is able to accommodate a wide variety of research projects falling within the general field of Socio-Legal Studies. We welcome applications for theoretically informed empirical research, as well as more theoretical socio-legal inquiries.

Please consult the University's prospectus for full details and how to apply. You may also be interested in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies research,  current research students and notes from the field pages. Our potential students page also covers details on funding.

If you have any further queries please see the frequently asked questions page. For any queries not covered in those pages, please contact Professor Fernanda Pirie, the Director of Graduate Studies for the Centre.