Law, M.Phil. | University of York | York, United Kingdom
24 months
20800 GBP/year
4688 GBP/year
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York Law School was ranked joint first for the excellence of its research outputs in Times Higher Education's ranking of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Law is offered by University of York.

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46 per cent of the publications were classed as ‘world leading’ and 34 per cent ‘internationally excellent’. We encourage research applicants from all over the world to join us in one of the best Schools in the UK for legal and socio-legal research.

Why York Law School?

  • The Law programme from University of York have an international reputation for research excellence in legal and socio-legal studies.
  • We are a vibrant community committed to research excellence.
  • Research in the School is focussed around six research clusters, which include PGR students.
  • YLS has a wide range of research expertise, spanning a diverse array of topics, and applying a variety of research methods: from doctrinal to philosophical, empirical, historical and critical. 

Programme Structure

  • The Law School offers a programme of research skills workshops for 1st year research students, spread across the three main terms of the academic year. 
  • As well as offering support in designing your research project, refining your research question, and in critical reading and thinking, it offers a forum for research students to meet together as a cohort, to learn together and support each other.
  • At faculty level, the Research School of Social Sciences permits student to audit certain modules (subject to availability) on its MA in Social Research. YLS students, where appropriate, may gain training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • At University level, all research students take part in transferable skills training, which develops competence in communication skills, career management, networking and team building and personal effectiveness. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

You would normally have a good undergraduate degree in Law or in a discipline related to the research area in which you intend to work. We would normally expect you have obtained an average of at least 65% overall and a minimum of 65% in your undergraduate dissertation. In addition, you would have a Masters degree in Law or another discipline relevant to your research topic. We would normally expect you have obtained an average of at least 65% in the Masters degree overall and a minimum of 65% in the dissertation module.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4688 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4688 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2344
  • International/EU Part-time: £10400

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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