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 Law Academic Staff.

We are particularly proud of the quality of the published work which former Keele postgraduate students have produced in recent years, including papers in Psychology, Evolution and Gender, Social & Legal Studies, Education and Law, the Web Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and the British Tax Review, as well as chapters in edited books.

For more information about Research Degrees at Keele, including how to apply, please see the Postgraduate Research web pages.

For more information about some of our current PGR students please click here.

Research Training

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, please see

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. Please see the RI pages on research training for more information

The core research clusters in the School lie in: 

  • Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR)
  • Healthcare Law and Bioethics (HLB)
  • Private Law: Theory and Practice (PLTP)
  • International and European Law (IEL)
  • Professions, Practice, and Legal Education (PPLE)

Interested? Questions?

Prospective research students are encouraged to contact Yossi Nehushtan  in the first instance to discuss possibilities for postgraduate research in Law at Keele.