UCL Faculty of Laws


Two UCL Faculty of Laws-funded PhD Scholarships available for 2024

13 October 2023

UCL Laws is offering two additional scholarships for doctoral research into legal history and private international law.

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Alongside the UCL Faculty of Laws Research Scholarships which are open to all research areas, this year we have two additional scholarships for doctoral research into two specific areas: namely, legal history and private international law. Applications are welcomed from candidates with research proposals in these fields, broadly defined, which includes private international law-related topics in adjoining fields such as international arbitration and foreign relations law.

Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Faculty for up to 6 hours per week on average, and this work is remunerated in addition to the stipend received for the scholarship.  Teaching will primarily be on the Faculty’s Notarial Practice Course, with the recipient of the legal history scholarship teaching on the Roman Law module, and the recipient of the private international law scholarship teaching on the Private International Law module.

A UCL Laws research scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees (home status fees), plus a maintenance stipend per annum for full time study at the standard UKRI rate. The annual stipend for 2023/24 (as a guide) was £20,622.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, research potential and research area. Candidates must have an outstanding academic track record, an excellent research proposal and strong references as competition for these scholarships is high. Financial need is not an essential criterion but will be taken into account in tie-break cases, namely when there are two equally well qualified candidates on the basis of academic excellence.

For further details and how to apply, please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/study/mphilphd

Deadline for applications: 16 November 2023