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PhD Scholarship in Law, Birmingham Law School

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Birmingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: See advert
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 14th July 2022
Closes: 19th August 2022

Qualification Type: PhD

Subject area: Law

Location: Birmingham

Funding for: UK and International PhD students (funding only available to cover fees at the home UK rate)

Funding amount: please see advert text

Hours: Full Time

Closes: 19 August 2022 (for an October 2022 start)

The Project: The lived legal experiences of those impacted by gambling harms: understanding encounters with law and regulation.  Find out more.

Value of Award

This scholarship covers the full cost of home-rate tuition fees (£4596) and an annual stipend of £16,062 (this will increase each year in line with the UKRI rate). The successful candidate will also have access to additional research funds via a research allowance of £750/year, and a fieldwork allowance of £450/year.

Funding for this studentship is provided by Gamble Aware.

Eligibility Criteria

This project is open to UK and international PhD students starting in October 2022.  Funding only available to cover fees at the home rate.

  • A 2.1 degree (or non-UK equivalent as defined by University of Birmingham), or higher, in Law, or a relevant discipline (e.g. social policy; public health), and an LLM, MA, or MSc with Distinction (or non-UK equivalent), in hand or expected by October 2022
  • A first-class undergraduate degree is desirable but not required. Applicants with a 2.1 in their first degree, and/or a merit grade (or projected grade) in a taught postgraduate degree, along with experience relevant to the area of research, are welcome
  • Evidence of relevant research skills. We expect that the successful candidate will have either an LLM with evidence of socio-legal research skills, or a Masters’ degree in humanities, social sciences, or public health with evidence of legal research skills
  • A strong interest in pursuing research in this field
  • Excellent written communication
  • Ability to work to deadlines, prioritise tasks, and balance competing demands.
  • English language requirements: IELTS Academic 7 or above, with 6.5 in each individual category, or equivalent
  • Self-motivated

How to Apply: Applications should include the following documents and be sent to 

calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 19 August 2022:

  • A cover letter (this should set out your reasons for applying for the scholarship and why you are suited to the research proposed)
  • A CV (please include the names and contact details of two referees at the end of the CV)
  • Transcript of grades

Shortlisted candidates wiIl be notified on 23 August; interviews will be held (remotely) on 26 August 2022. At this stage we will ask for references from the referees nominated by shortlisted candidates.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Professor Kate Bedford.

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