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At The City Law School, we are committed to the provision of high-quality graduate education and a stimulating research environment to study in. You will join the City Law School's thriving postgraduate research community, receiving the necessary support and training to develop successfully your research project. You will also have the opportunity to attend the School's research training seminars focused on research skills and methodologies and to present your work in progress at both weekly seminars and the annual School Postgraduate Forum. You will also become part of a stimulating research environment by participating in the activities of the School's research centres, institutes and groups.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a track record of high academic achievement, demonstrated by an LLB degree with at least a second class (upper division) or equivalent, and a Master's degree (in law or a related discipline) with at least a merit or equivalent. Applicants should also have achieved a strong merit in the Master's dissertation and demonstrate a suitable aptitude to undertake a course of independent research.

English requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry:

  • A first degree from a UK university or from the CNAA.
  • A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia or the USA
  • GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum.
  • An overall score of 7.0 in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing subtests.
  • Other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the Board of Studies concerned (for those students who don't require a Tier 4 visa).

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

Assessment methods

The award of a PhD requires the submission of a thesis for examination at a viva voce (oral examination) by two examiners, at least one of whom is external to City. A PhD thesis (up to 100,000 words) must be an original and substantial piece of work which makes a contribution to the relevant literature. All students are initially registered for the MPhil degree. Those students who wish to proceed to a PhD must upgrade within 18 months (30 months for part-time students).

Fees

Fees for doctoral candidates are charged annually and cover registration, supervision and examination. Fees are subject to review each year and may vary during your period of registration.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) England 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Scotland 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Wales 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) England 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) England 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) International 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 10,500 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) England 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Scotland 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,250 (Year 1) Wales 4 Years

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