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For general details about applying for a PhD at The University of Surrey School of Law, please click HERE.

Call for interest in law and humanities PhD projects (October 2022 entry / Deadline 24 January 2022)

Passionate about issues at the intersection of law and humanities? The University of Surrey School of Law is seeking interested applicants for the AHRC Techne studentship competition, for entry in October 2022. Studentships cover tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,285. The competition is open to both domestic and international applicants – for successful international applicants, the University of Surrey may cover the difference in fees. Applicants are expected to hold at least a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree along with a Master’s degree at a minimum of a merit level in Law or other relevant discipline. For more information on entry requirements, please click HERE.

We encourage applications of potential PhD candidates who would like to pursue research in the following areas:

  • Research on practical agency, rationality, and law.
  • Questions at the intersection of emotions, legal theory, and law.
  • Philosophy of criminal law.
  • General jurisprudence.

This list, however, should be considered representative and not exhaustive. Interested students should also inquire about other relevant topics.

The deadline to apply to the Surrey Law PhD course is 24 January 2022. To express interest, please contact our Director of PhD Admissions, Dr Joshua Andresen (j.andresen@surrey.ac.uk).

The Techne consortium comprises nine universities in London and the South-East and has almost 60 AHRC studentships to award each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines, including law. Initial applications are made through member universities rather than to Techne directly. Relevant applications first undergo an internal competition at Surrey, and the University then puts forward a selection of projects for the Techne competition itself. For more information about Techne, please click HERE.

Interested applicants should feel free to propose a topic of their own, having considered supervisory expertise at Surrey.

Application Deadline: 24 January 2022