Pursuing a PhD

Manchester International Law Centre provides an inquisitive and intellectually rigorous environment to engage in multidisciplinary international law research.

As a PhD student within MILC, you will be supervised by world-leading researchers who bring a wealth of international legal knowledge and experience. Our doctoral students are a key part of our lively academic community and are invited to participate in events and in our seminar series.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD at Manchester’s advanced international law research centre, you may wish to read about our research areas and potential supervisors.

Applications are made online and should include:

  • A PhD research proposal;
  • Two academic references (including one from your most recent institution);
  • Degree transcripts - listing your individual marks for your undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications;
  • An up-to-date CV.

You may commence your studies in September or January (with September being the main admissions date). Various funding opportunities are available to students applying for the three-year PhD degree course.

For more information on the programme, undertaking a PhD at Manchester and on the application process, please see here.