The School of Law supports an active research community. Our research community comprises our academics, undergraduate and post-graduate students, and external partners from diverse professions.
The primary aim of the School of Law’s research and scholarship strategy is to develop and support this community to facilitate delivery of internationally excellent and world-leading research and scholarship.
Our centres for research excellence: The Centre for American Legal Studies, The Centre for Human Rights, and the Centre for Law, Science and Policy are the main vehicles for research and scholarship activity in the School of Law, but we also have growing areas of interest and expertise in business and commercial law and law and pedagogy
Centre for American Legal Studies
CALS is a centre of excellence, with a long-standing interest in the death penalty.
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Centre for Human Rights
The CHR promotes the global protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law.
Centre for Human Rights >>
Centre for Law, Science and Policy
CLSP researches the various intersections of law, science, technologies, and associated policy-making.
Centre for Law, Science and Policy >>
Centre for Brexit Studies
The CBS supports and promotes the existing work on Brexit within Birmingham City University.
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Join a thriving research community. We welcome proposals for PhD study.
Research degrees >>
Our research seminars cover a number of areas of UK, EU, US and International Law.
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If you would like further information about research in the School of Law please contact:
Dr Sarah Cooper (Interim Director of Research and Director of the Centre for Law, Science and Policy) or call +44 (0) 121 331 6248.
Dr Anne Richardson Oakes (Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies) or call +44 (0) 121 331 6644.
Professor Jon Yorke (Director of the Centre for Human Rights) or call +44 (0) 121331 6704.
Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
AHRC funding for UK/EU doctoral students
The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2020 through an open competition as well as 15 Collaborative Doctoral Awards.