The School of Law hosts a vibrant postgraduate research community, with particular expertise in law of the United States, human rights, and interdisciplinary research methods. The School of Law particularly welcomes proposals and applications for PhD study that fall within the research expertise and interests of our three research centres.

The Centre for American Legal Studies

The Centre for American Legal Studies is dedicated to the study of law and legal matters relating to the USA. CALS is also the home to the British Journal of American Legal Studies, a peer-reviewed law journal, and the Controversies in American Constitutional Law Series. The Centre operates several research streams: criminal justice, intergovernmental relations, judicial process, and human rights in the Americas. 

The Centre for Human Rights

The Centre for Human Rights promotes the protection of human rights, access to justice and the rule of law, around the world. Its work operates across four streams: clinical, consultancy, partnerships and research and education. It is home to The UPR Project at BCU. 

Centre for Law, Science and Policy

The Centre for Law, Science and Policy provides an environment for academics, students, and professional partners, from a range of disciplines and professions, to co-create world-leading interdisciplinary teaching, research, and practice, where there is a shared interest in understanding how the law and its agents approach the world.

If you have any questions about applying to undertake a PhD in the School of Law through the M4C DTP, please contact the Director of Research, Dr Friso Jansen.

See our PhD course page