Research Degrees

Student studying in Law LibraryWe offer the following postgraduate research degrees:

We also offer the LLM in Environmental Law & Policy (Research). Students taking this degree will undertake research training provided through the ESRC approved Social Sciences Training Programme of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty (HaSS), complemented by subject specific training in applied research skills. The degree is portable in that it can be taken by any student intending to go on to PhD study, whether at Newcastle or elsewhere, and provides the research training element (the "1") of any "1 plus 3" PhD programme.

We can offer research supervision in the following areas:

  • Agriculture and the law
  • Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Charity law and the regulation of the not-for-profit sector
  • Company law and corporate governance
  • Comparative law of South East Asia
  • Competition law
  • Contract law
  • Criminal law and criminology
  • Environmental law and land use law
  • European law
  • Family law
  • Housing law
  • Human rights law
  • International refugee law
  • Law and ethics
  • Law and literature
  • Law and religion
  • Law and gender
  • Legal education
  • Legal philosophy
  • Medical law
  • Planning law
  • Property law – including equity and trusts, land law, succession and administration
  • Public law – particularly constitutional theory, judicial review
  • Public international law
  • Terrorism and counter terrorism law
  • Tort law
  • Trade law

See our list of staff members to find an appropriate supervisor for your research topic. If you wish to apply then please see the How to Apply section and the entry requirements which provides clear guidance on the criteria and the details of how to prepare your research proposal as part of the application process.