BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Law

MPhil  |  Placement Year:   No

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research areas

We are an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of scholars who share a clear commitment to broad-based legal research. Together, we have created a strong international research environment. Our research reaches from the local to the global, addressing important challenges in domestic law as well as universal legal, economic, and social issues.

Brunel Law School is home of the renowned Britain in Europe research centre - bringing together Brunel academics from a number of disciplines, legal practitioners, politicians, former civil servants, business experts, members of international human rights organisations and other third sector experts from across Britain and Europe. The think tank's strengths lie in the area of criminal justice and human rights, and extend to key areas of EU law and European Policy research.

The Magna Carta Institute seeks to influence some of the key political, legal and social issues of our time. Its research aim is to analyse how best to create and maintain just societies that fairly balance both personal freedom and authority, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and society.

Programme description

An MPhil involves the exploration of a research topic and is typically studied over a shorter period of 1 year for a full-time student and 2 years for a part-time student. MPhil students are required to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights informed by the forefront of their discipline, field of study or professional practice.

Research areas

We are an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of scholars who share a clear commitment to broad-based legal research. Together, we have created a strong international research environment. Our research reaches from the local to the global, addressing important challenges in domestic law as well as universal legal, economic, and social issues.

Brunel Law School is home of the renowned Britain in Europe research centre - bringing together Brunel academics from a number of disciplines, legal practitioners, politicians, former civil servants, business experts, members of international human rights organisations and other third sector experts from across Britain and Europe. The think tank's strengths lie in the area of criminal justice and human rights, and extend to key areas of EU law and European Policy research.

The Magna Carta Institute seeks to influence some of the key political, legal and social issues of our time. Its research aim is to analyse how best to create and maintain just societies that fairly balance both personal freedom and authority, and the rights and responsibilities of individuals and society.

Key Modules

We encourage our PhD students to participate in all relevant research activities, particularly presenting papers on their new research findings. We are particularly committed in assisting the development of high quality early career researchers for the legal academy and for the profession. We have, over the past years produced several new scholars from our PhD candidates who, upon completion, have taken up full-time academic positions at Brunel, Reading, Sussex, East Anglia, Buckingham, and in India, the UAE, and Thailand, to mention a few.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

Module & Subject
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 60%- 70% or GPA 2.8/4 - 3.4/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER