While graduate research opportunities are organised through The Dickson Poon School of Law, you may well find that your work is related to research undertaken at one of the research centres associated with the School. These centres enjoy strong international and national reputations and contribute to legal and wider public debates on important issues of today. The Dickson Poon School of Law is home to Centre of European Law, Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society and Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution. Do take a look a the list of staff research interests as this will give you an indication of the areas of research which can be studied at the School.
Graduate students are allocated a supervisory team which includes a primary and secondary supervisor. Facilities include a suite of new offices at Somerset House East Wing, dedicated for the use of the School of Law's doctoral students, which includes access to a hot desking room with computers, printing facilities and lockers with 24-hour access. Graduate students are invited to attend and participate in staff seminars. The Graduate Legal Research Society represents the students and organises educational and social events. Graduate students have access to the Maughan Library where they have a dedicated work space. Students also have access to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library, Senate House Library, and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. Our facilities are aimed at supporting research at the highest level.
We provide research students with the skills and training they will need for their future careers. Supervisors are able to advise you on various lectures, seminars and training that will benefit you. The School offers a series of research methodology seminars. Students are also encouraged to give work-in-progress presentations to staff and other students in order to develop their presentation skills and to obtain ongoing feedback on their work.
The Graduate School offers a vast range of in-house courses that are available to all research students. Students interested in pursuing an academic career may attend the King's Learning Institute to develop their skills and knowledge base in the areas
of learning and teaching.
Head of group/division
Dr Cian Murphy
King's College London
MPhil: two years full-time; PhD: three years full-time. Students are expected to enrol in September/October when the College offers a full induction programme but January enrolment may be permitted for this programme in exceptional circumstances.
Graduates commonly take up academic careers. Others return to legal practice with a greater ability to specialise or they may enter management and the public sector.
Year of entry 2013