The School of Law is a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research. A PhD research degree at Swansea will enable you to further develop your intellectual abilities, in a professional and cosmopolitan environment which attracts students from the Far East, Middle East, Asia, South East Asia, Africa and Europe. You will be guided in your studies by internationally recognised academics and practitioners who are specialists in their chosen fields. The School prides itself on its postgraduate teaching and research activities, which have recently been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Part-time study: Between 6 and 8 years
Students engage in a period of supervised research leading to the production of a thesis which is then presented for oral examination. The academic expertise in the School is wide-ranging and supervision may be undertaken in areas such as Criminal Law and Evidence, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Public and Administrative Law, European law, Commercial Law, Shipping Law, Public International Law, Ethics and Philosophy and Socio-Legal studies.
Candidates are normally required to have an outstanding Masters degree preferably in law. Applicants without a Masters qualification are usually required to register for an M.Phil. in the first instance
Our University’s general scholarship and bursaries web pages have a full listing of available funding.
The School has particular strengths in the fields of shipping, charterparties and bills of lading, international trade, international commercial law and arbitration, e-commerce, documentary credits, international banking and economic law, insolvency, credit and security, legal theory, global law, international law, European law, environmental law, criminal law and evidence, human rights law, public and administrative law, ethics and philosophy and socio legal studies.
To view a selection of the recent publications of the academic staff of the School, please visit our recent publications section.
After submitting his/her thesis the student is examined by viva voce.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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