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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 entry requirements and 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 no more than 2 sides of A4 (Times New Roman Font size 11) and a detailed curriculum vitae, giving a brief summary of your academic qualifications (including details of your degree classification), to your proposed supervisor to ascertain their capacity and agreement to support your application.


CEL PhD studentships

The Centre of European Law offers one full PhD studentship per acadmic year (tuition fee and living expenses for a maximum of three years). These scholarships attract outstanding scholars in EU Law who contribute significantly to the Centre's research activity.

Applications are normally invited during Round 1 of the PhD Admissions cycle, closing 1st December each year. Applicants should apply for the Law Research MPhil/PhD programme through the King’s Apply Portal. In the funding section of your King’s Apply Admissions Application Form, ensure you tick the box ‘Applied to a King’s funding scheme’ and enter the CEL.

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.

Details will be availble via the postgraduate funding database.

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