University of Essex

School of Law

Law (research)


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Law (research)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For research in the field of law, we offer supervision in the following fields: administrative law; alternative dispute resolution; animal welfare; armed conflicts; child law; commercial law and commercial property; common law; company law; comparative law; comparative legal system; competition law and economics; conflicts of law; constitutional law; criminal law; criminal procedure; dispute resolution; discrimination law; domestic protection of international human rights standards; E-commerce; employments law; English legal history; environmental law; equity; EU law; family law; free speech and law; French law; globalisations; harmonisation of law; health and human rights; human rights law; independent agencies; international commercial arbitration; international law of armed conflicts; international of peace keeping; international humanitarian law; international trade law; internet law; judicial review; jurisprudence; labour law; law and economics; law and literature; legal history; medial and telecommunication law; medical law; property law; public international law; public law; public services; tort; trusts; UK human rights; UN international organisation law. Our former PhD students have gone on to work in legal practice, commerce and industry, the non-governmental organisation sector and academia, including the academic community in our School of Law at Essex. Our School of Law has an international reputation for providing a legal education of the highest quality. In particular, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 90 per cent of our research was rated as of ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ quality.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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