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Centre for Law, Justice and Society Postgraduate and Research Study Options

PhD study opportunities

Thematic areas for doctoral research include: 

  • Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Police Powers and Public Order
  • Sentencing, Punishment and Prisons
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  • Law on non-legally binding marriages and cohabitation
  • Postcolonial Law and Theory
  • Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence
  • Decolonising Research Methodologies
  • International Economic Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • UN Peacekeeping, Humanitarian Law and Conflict
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • International Child Law
  • Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Law
  • Ecofeminism and biodiversity
  • Pollution offences, including light pollution
  • Information Technology Law
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Medical Ethics
  • Legal theory
  • Law, Culture and the Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 

The Centre for Law, Justice and Society welcomes applications from excellent prospective doctoral students. If you are interested in developing your PhD proposal in the fields outlined above or on any law-related or interdisciplinary topic, you can email individual staff members working in your proposed research area. Alternatively, for further information contact our CLJS Head of Research Students, Dr Conrad Nyamutata, at

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