Join our progressive environment for research degree study. Our academic staff supervise across a wide range of research areas.
Postgraduate legal research is a field that the University of Essex has excelled in for decades and this has led to an enviable international reputation. Our postgraduate legal researchers become part of a diverse community where there are many opportunities to engage with cutting-edge research amongst colleagues and staff.
Many of our academic staff are open to supervision and have a huge variety of research interests, ranging from commercial law to health law and human rights. Our key themes of research within the School are visible through our eight research clusters, which we encourage you to join. You can also look at the breadth of research our academics are actively engaged in, and explore our additional interdisciplinary centres and hubs, which includes the world-leading Human Rights Centre,
Learn more about the benefits of postgraduate study at Essex including how to apply and preparation information. If you're ready to make your application, you can apply online or download our guidance for writing your proposal if you're not quite ready.
For general information regarding postgraduate research study in the School, you can contact our School's senior administrator Kate Davis on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, our community of students and staff contribute to two exciting blogs; The Essex Law blog, and the University's Essex blogs platform. From student success stories and life at Essex, to reforming Corporate Criminal Liability, explore our blogs, podcasts and videos, and get to know our Essex Law community.
If you're applying to study a postgraduate research degree in Law or Human Rights, download our comprehensive guide for applicants which will give you advice on how to draft your proposal, and information on research funding and how to apply,