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Nottingham Law School Studentships

With over 50 years' experience supporting students, the Nottingham Law School (NLS) is one of the UK's largest and most established law schools. We pride ourselves on our dynamic and personal Law School research community.


By joining the NLS as a researcher, you’ll be welcomed by an innovative and leading research community, where you’ll receive the support to achieve your potential.

NLS Legal, a unique and ground-breaking teaching law firm, provides a number of pro bono activities. Other school community activities include mooting, volunteering, work experience, overseas placements, summer schools, guest lectures, careers skills workshops, professional and networking lunches, prize giving ceremonies and much more.

We pursue innovative and high impact research, enabled by our research strategies and excellent research centres.

NTU Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2023

When making an application for a studentship, you will need to demonstrate how your proposal aligns with our research strengths, so ensure you are familiar with our research centres. Alternatively, you can submit an application for one of our dedicated research projects.

You are advised to get in touch with the NLS Director of Doctoral Programmes, Dr Helen O’Nions and/or prospective supervisors in advance of the deadline to discuss your ideas further. Open applications need to identify at least one potential supervisor.

Our researchers

Browse Nottingham Law School's research staff and supervisor interests.

Our projects

Join a webinar

Join postgraduate research staff for a live webinar on Wednesday 23 November at 1 pm.

Find out about the fully funded PhD studentship opportunities in Nottingham Law School and ask any questions you may have.

Book your place

Ready to apply?

The application deadline is 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 12 January 2023.

Please visit our how to apply page for guidance and to make an application.