Law Studies PhD

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date:
Choose to start in September 2018, January 2019 or May 2019

From the effects of the internet on society to the impact of hate crimes on minority communities – Sussex Law School is a vibrant, exciting environment for doctoral research.

You benefit from first-class facilities and support, and work with researchers who engage beyond the academic community, working with NGOs, parliaments, professionals and private institutions. Our world-renowned faculty explores issues across a range of areas including:

  • environmental law
  • cyber law
  • child and family law.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Masters degree requirement

You’re normally expected to have the equivalent of a UK Masters degree. Contact our admissions team and we will assess your qualification on an individual basis. You can contact admissions by email at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)1273 876787.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should normally be in law although other relevant subjects such as politics, economics or history will be considered.

You can also apply for the degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required but can show evidence of equivalent work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component). 

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Research proposal

You must write a 2,000 word research proposal which clearly explains your chosen topic of study. Find out how to write a research proposal.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

How to apply

If you’d like to join us as a research student, there are two main routes:

Find out how to apply for a PhD at Sussex

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to work on your research full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. For details about part-time study, contact us at lps@sussex.ac.uk

Our supervisors

Dr Philip Bremner

Dr Philip Bremner

Lecturer in Tort Law

Research interests

Assisted Reproduction, Comparative Family Law, Comparative Law, Cross-border family law, EU Law, Family (especially child) law, Gender and Sexuality, legal theory, LGBTQ+ Legal Issues, Mental Health Law, Private international law, Research design and methodology, Same-Sex Parenting, Sexuality and the law, Socio Legal Studies, Surrogacy, Tort Law

Contact

P.D.Bremner@sussex.ac.uk

View Philip Bremner's profile

Prof Jo Bridgeman

Prof Jo Bridgeman

Professor of Healthcare Law & Feminist Ethics

Research interests

critiques of rights, family and parental responsibility, feminist perspectives on law, Healthcare Law and Ethics, Legal regulation of children's health, Responsibilities to children

Contact

J.C.Bridgeman@sussex.ac.uk

View Jo Bridgeman's profile

Dr Qingxiu Bu

Dr Qingxiu Bu

Senior Lecturer in Corporate/CommercialLaw

Research interests

Corporate Criminal Liability and Anti-Bribery Law, Corporate Finance Law, Extraterritoriality, Sovereignty and Global Crime, Financial Fraud Litigation, Foreign Investment and National Security, Global Antitrust Enforcement, International Business and Human Rights, Transnational Business Law

Contact

Q.Bu@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Kamala Dawar

Dr Kamala Dawar

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law

Research interests

Competition and consumer law, Development law, International Financial Law, International political economy, International trade law, Investment Arbitration, Public procurement and subsidy regulation

Contact

K.Dawar@sussex.ac.uk

View Kamala Dawar's profile

Mr Paul Eden

Mr Paul Eden

Senior Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Carriage by Air, Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Commercial Law, International Sales Law, Law of Treaties, Legal Interpretation, Plurilingualism, Statehood and Recognition, Terrorist Financing, The Crime of Apartheid

Contact

P.A.Eden@sussex.ac.uk

View Paul Eden's profile

Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock

Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Aesthetics and Politics, Commons, Complexity and Law, Critical Legal Theory, Entropy, Environmental law, Geographies of Law, Law and Art, Law Relating To Property, Property law, Right to Housing, Right to Protest, Social Theory, Speculative Philosophy, Squatting, William S. Burroughs (disobedience)

Contact

L.Finchett-Maddock@sussex.ac.uk

View Lucy Finchett-Maddock's profile

Dr Matthew Garrod

Dr Matthew Garrod

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Counter-terrorism, Cyber terrorism, History of international law, Immunities from Criminal Jurisdiction, International Crimes, International Criminal Law, International Terrorism, Laws of War, Piracy, Protective Principle Jurisdiction in International Law, Public international law, Universal Jurisdiction in International Law

Contact

M.Garrod@sussex.ac.uk

View Matthew Garrod's profile

Dr Gianluca Gentili

Dr Gianluca Gentili

Lecturer In Law

Research interests

American Constitutional Law, Applied Constitutional Theory, Canadian Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, International human rights, Law and Society, Public international law, Rights of LGBTI People, Sub-national constitutionalism, UK constitutional law

Contact

G.Gentili@sussex.ac.uk

View Gianluca Gentili's profile

Dr Ahmad Ghouri

Dr Ahmad Ghouri

Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law

Research interests

Alternative Dispute Resolution, comparative corporate law and governance, international commercial arbitration, International Commercial Law, international dispute resolution, international investment law, investor-state arbitration, Islamic commercial law

Contact

A.A.Ghouri@sussex.ac.uk

View Ahmad Ghouri's profile

Dr Sabrina Gilani

Lecturer in Canadian Law

Research interests

aboriginal rights, Critical Legal Theory, digital embodiment, Digital Humanities, legal geography, legal pluralism, Minority Rights, Postcolonial/Decolonial theory, posthumanism, Socio-legal theory, sociology of law, sociology of the body

Contact

S.Gilani@sussex.ac.uk

View Sabrina Gilani's profile

Dr Andres Guadamuz

Dr Andres Guadamuz

Senior Lecturer In Intellectual PropertyLaw

Research interests

Comparative Law, Complexity and Law, Copyright Law, Cyberlaw, intellectual property law, Internet Law, Internet regulation, Law and economics of intellectual property, Software patents, Virtual worlds

Contact

A.Guadamuz@sussex.ac.uk

View Andres Guadamuz's profile

Dr Edward Guntrip

Dr Edward Guntrip

Lecturer In Law

Research interests

Foreign direct investment, global commons, international dispute resolution, international investment law, investor-state arbitration, Public international law

Contact

E.J.Guntrip@sussex.ac.uk

View Edward Guntrip's profile

Dr Michael Kearney

Dr Michael Kearney

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

accountability, anarchism, apartheid, capitalism, Colonialism, cover up, fact-finding missions, Human Rights, incitement, international criminal court, International Criminal Law, jurisdiction, lawfare, middle east, palestine, propaganda for war, Public international law, responsibility, statehood, Transitional justice, war crimes

Contact

M.G.Kearney@sussex.ac.uk

View Michael Kearney's profile

Dr Tarik Kochi

Dr Tarik Kochi

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Critical Legal Theory, Critical Theory, Hegel, History and Theory of War, History of political economy, History of Political Thought, International Law, International Political Theory, Jurisprudence/Philosophy Of Law, Social and political theory

Contact

T.Kochi@sussex.ac.uk

View Tarik Kochi's profile

Dr Phoebe Li

Dr Phoebe Li

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

3D bioprinting, 3D printing, Access to health technologies, Compulsory licensing, International intellectual property, Patents, Regulation of science and technology

Contact

Phoebe.Li@sussex.ac.uk

View Phoebe Li's profile

Dr Emily Lydgate

Dr Emily Lydgate

Lecturer In Environmental Law

Research interests

agriculture and conservation, biodiversity and climate change regulation, Economic integration, Environmental policy, Renewable Energy, Trade liberalization

Contact

E.Lydgate@sussex.ac.uk

View Emily Lydgate's profile

Prof Chris Marsden

Prof Chris Marsden

Professor Of Media Law

Research interests

broadcasting law, Internet Law, Internet policy, Internet Science, Law and economics, Media law, Net Neutrality, Open Access to Law, Telecommunications Law

Contact

C.Marsden@sussex.ac.uk

View Chris Marsden's profile

Dr Maria Moscati

Dr Maria Moscati

Lecturer in Family Law

Research interests

Access to justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Cause Lawyering, Children's rights, Comparative Family Law, Comparative Law, Family Law, Law in Context, Rights of LGBTI People, Sexuality and the law

Contact

M.F.Moscati@sussex.ac.uk

View Maria Moscati's profile

Dr Aisling O'Sullivan

Dr Aisling O'Sullivan

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Critical approaches to international criminal law, History of International Criminal Law, Immunity of State Officials in International Criminal law, Universal Jurisdiction in International Law

Contact

A.O-Sullivan@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Tanya Palmer

Dr Tanya Palmer

Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Criminal law and criminal justice, Criminal law theory, Embodiment, feminist perspectives on law, Feminist theory, gender, Gender and Sexuality, gender-based violence, Research design and methodology, Sexual and gendered subjectivities, sexual violence, Socio Legal Studies

Contact

T.Palmer@sussex.ac.uk

View Tanya Palmer's profile

Prof Erika Szyszczak

Prof Erika Szyszczak

Research Professor

Research interests

EU Competition Law, EU Employment Law, EU Governance, EU State Aid Law and Policy, EU trade policy, New Models of Public Services, Post Brexit Trade Policy, Public Procurement, Services of General Economic Interest, Transformation of the state and markets

Contact

E.Szyszczak@sussex.ac.uk

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Prof Richard Vogler

Prof Richard Vogler

Professor of Comparative Criminal Law &Criminal Justice

Research interests

Comparative Law, Criminal justice reform, Criminal law and criminal justice, Criminal Law And Criminology

Contact

R.K.Vogler@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Mark Walters

Dr Mark Walters

Reader in Criminal Law and CriminalJustice

Research interests

Criminal justice reform, Criminal law and criminal justice, Criminology, hate crime, Restorative justice, sexual violence

Contact

Mark.Walters@sussex.ac.uk

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Dr Joanna Wilson

Dr Joanna Wilson

Lecturer In Commercial Law

Research interests

bail in, bail out, bank regulation, banking, banking law, club governance, Common Law, Including Commercial Law, Corporate/commercial law, crisis management, lender of last resort

Contact

J.L.Wilson@sussex.ac.uk

View Joanna Wilson's profile

Funding and fees

How can I fund my course?

Funded projects and scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals. Don’t miss out on scholarships – check the specific application deadlines for funding opportunities. Note that funded projects aren’t available for all our PhDs.

National postgraduate loans

As a PhD student, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £25,000. You can apply for a PhD loan if you’re a self-funded UK national, aged 59 or under.

Part-time work

We advertise around 2,500 part-time jobs a year so you can make money and gain work experience. We have a special scheme to employ students on campus, wherever possible.

Find out more about careers and employability

How much does it cost?

Fees for self-funding students

UK/EU students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Fees will become available once set by Research Councils UK.

Our fees follow the indicative fee level set nationally by Research Councils UK and may be subject to change.

International students: £15,500 per year

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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