Postgraduate research degrees
The Keele School of Law has a distinctive profile in theoretical socio-legal and empirical research. Staff are engaged in exploring diverse methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to legal analysis, and publish in a wide range of journals and books. The School of Law also produces excellent work relying upon more traditional doctrinal research methods. For a full list of staff research interests, areas of postgradute supervision and publications, see our academic staff page.
The core research clusters in the School lie in:
- Social justice and human rights
- International and European law
- Healthcare law and bioethics
- Professions, practice and legal education
- Private law, theory and practice
- Gender, sexuality and law
- Ageing and social care
Where appropriate to their study, PhD students may complete modules across a range of Masters programmes provided in the School, subject to the approval of the Course Director or Module Leader.
There are also a wide range of social science PGR modules available in the Faculty, including Philosophy of Social Science, Qualitative Research Methods, Research Design and Process.