Areas of Research

The academic expertise in the School is wide-ranging and we invite applications in the following areas of Law:

  • Common law, contract law and commercial law 
  • Maritime law
  • Oil and gas law        
  • Public law across domestic, regional and international levels including: administrative law; medical law; children’s rights; constitutional law; devolution; economic law; environmental law; medical law and bioethics
  • Criminal law and the law relating to terrorism, cyber terrorism and counter terrorism

We also welcome applications for the following areas of Criminology:

  • Cybercrime and Terrorism
  • Medical law and bioethics
  • Neurocriminology and Bioethics
  • Probation and offender management services
  • Sentencing and courts
  • Sex work
  • Violent and sex offenders
  • Youth Justice

Joint research programmes

The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law also has PhD students who are currently engaged in joint degrees with Leiden University in The Netherlands, and with Université Grenoble-Alpes.

Find out more about our research degrees.

Applying to the School of Law

Use our Find a Supervisor Tool to find out more about our academics who can supervise and support your research degree.

Need some pointers on writing your application? Our Application Guide will walk you through the process.

a portrait of PhD student Joe Whittaker