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The Centre of European Law has offered first class education for the professional for over 20 years. All programmes achieve outstanding feedback in the annual UK wide PTES survey. Since 2015 the programmes have achieved an average 96% overall satisfaction rating each year. 

  • Study material written by leading King's academics and best experts in the field
  • Networking with a global professional cohort and teaching body
  • Designed for the professional who can apply content immediately to the work environment
  • Face to face study weekends with the programme leaders 
  • Hard copy study material with additional online support

One Fee

Tuition fees are the same for home and overseas students

Entry requirements

Generally a good first law (or related) degree plus relevant professional expertise taken into account.


October to May for the Postgraduate Diploma, plus one additional year (October to September) for the optional MA dissertation

PhD Research Degrees

All those wishing to do a research degree under the supervision of the Centre's academic staff are encouraged to apply.

For details of how to apply to the PhD Programme at The Dickson Poon School of Law, please visit the Law Research MPhil/PhD application page.

Initially please email a research proposal of between 1,000 and 2,000 words and a detailed curriculum vitae, giving a brief summary of your academic qualifications (including details of your degree classification), to the Research Support Manager. The manager will then process it to ensure that there is someone in the Centre who is available and willing to undertake the necessary supervision. If there is such a person, a formal application will then be considered by the Admissions Team.

CEL PhD studentships

Please note: Applications for the 2023 studentships are now open.

The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is offering one research studentship (fees and maintenance) commencing in October 2023 and tenable for three years. Applicants should apply for the Law Research (MPhil/PhD) programme through the King’s Apply Portal and cite "Centre of European Law Scholarship" as the proposed funding source. 

The subject area of proposed legal research for the studentship must relate to European Law or European Law as broadly understood. The candidate should have achieved, or be expected to achieve, at least a strong Merit in a Master’s degree in law or a related discipline, with strong evidence of research and writing ability. This will normally involve achieving a strong Merit in a dissertation component of the Master’s degree.

Please read the CEL studenship guidance document for further details.

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