Welcome from the Director of Postgraduate Research Students

Brunel Law School has a long-established reputation as a research-led law school. Excellence in research matters to us and we actively promote research activities.

We encourage our PhD students to participate in all relevant research activities, particularly presenting papers on their new research findings. The pursuit of new ideas and breaking the frontiers of knowledge is the essence of our PhD programme. 

A high quality PhD degree from Brunel Law School will equip our students with excellent knowledge and valuable skills.

With our wide-ranging research activities we can accommodate a variety of research topics and are always happy to discuss ideas before you make a formal proposal.

Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite

Director of Research Degrees

Why study for a PhD?

A PhD is more than just studying; it is a path to in-depth knowledge and unique expertise in your chosen field. In addition, studying for a PhD will help:

  • Enhance your skills and develop new ones (independent study, research skills)
  • Demonstrate to future employers your ability to cope with a heavy workload and be self-motivated
  • Develop expertise that only few have in the world
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification

Postgraduate study at PhD level may also be a requirement of your chosen profession or enable you to enhance career prospects.

In addition to a PhD, we also offer an MPhil. A candidate for a research degree may be registered in either full-time or part-time mode. We will provide a friendly, supportive setting if you’d like to pursue an MPhil (normally 1-2 years full-time and 2-4 years part-time) and a PhD (normally 2-4 years full-time and 4-8 years part-time).

Sharmin Chowdhury Hamvas presented her paper on 7 June 2014 at the 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union

The paper was called by the ECPR Standing group on the European Union and the conference was held at Universiteit Leiden, the Hague, Netherlands. The title of her paper is ‘A Legal and institutional analysis of the effect of European Union Law in protecting the rights of Roma minority - a focus on Hungary’.

4th Annual Research Students' Conference 2014

Brunel Law School’s Annual Research Students’ Conference was held on Wednesday 25 June 2014.  Cosmas Anyakudo was voted, by his fellow students, as the winner of the prize for the best presentation.  His title was “Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria: An Enquiry”

Exciting Ph.D. Research Opportunities with subject experts in the Brunel Law School

Ten students submit their Ph.D. research dissertations for examination in the last few months

For further information and how to apply on-line, please click here

If you are unable to use the online facility, or have any difficulties, please e-mail our College administrators: cbass-admin-pgr@brunel.ac.uk

Page last updated: Friday 06 February 2015