Graduate Research


The next admissions period opens on 4th September 2017 and closes on 24th November 2017.* Apply in this application period to start the programme in September 2018.

Please note that UCL Laws does not offer a long distance or non-resident MPhil/PhD programme.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates from the UK, EU and other overseas jurisdictions.

EU applicants: We continue to welcome warmly applications from EU candidates. For up-to-date information please consult the UCL EU referendum advice page. Please also see the following statement from our Director of Research Studies, Dr Virginia Mantouvalou:

“UCL is a truly global university. At the Faculty of Laws, we have a vibrant and energetic community of UK, European and international students. We greatly value diversity. Today more than ever we want to emphasise that we welcome applications from students from the UK, Europe and overseas.”


In line with our strong commitment to diversity, applications from women and candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds are especially welcomed.

*Please note that we only have one entry point to the MPhil/PhD every year in September. We do not accept applications for entry at other points during the year. Applications must be received within the admissions period.