As well as educating students for careers in law, policy-making, public management and related areas, our faculty is engaged in cutting-edge research on national and international legal issues, and local, national and global political challenges. Our wide-ranging expertise is reflected in the extent of our publications. The School works closely with government agencies, industry and professional bodies, and civil society organisations, providing research and policy expertise to inform their decision-making.
With law, government and the reform of both now central concerns in developed and developing countries, we are ideally placed and often asked to provide expert advice on framing policy and law, delivery and performance in government, and broadening and deepening the engagement between citizen and state. We contribute frequently to national debates on legal, political and policy issues, and the voices and faces of some of our people are well known on radio and television.
The School of Law and Government offers highly dedicated supervision of research students, by expert, research-active members of staff. We welcome applications to our three postgraduate research programmes: MA by Research, LLM by Research and PhD. Students may register on either a full-time or part-time basis. When preparing your topic, please ensure you read the detailed information on the PhD Programme in Politics and International Relations, and Research Degrees in Law. The school provides a supportive atmosphere for research postgraduates, with excellent supervision, PhD level modules in research design and methods and a focus on professional development. Students have dedicated work spaces and receive financial assistance for fieldwork and conferences (allocated on a competitive basis).
The School of Law and Government welcomes applications from postgraduates interested in research in the areas of expertise of our faculty.