Socio-legal studies is an interdisciplinary research field in which law is explored as a social phenomenon. Research in this area aims to understand how legal ideas, practices and institutions are influenced by or function within the cultural, economic, historical, political and social context. Scholars often draw on social theory or critical theory as well as other disciplines, such as cultural studies, anthropology, criminology, economics, sociology, to inform their theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches.
Programmes eligible for NWSSDTP funding
N.B. Master’s programmes can only be funded as part of a 1+3/2+2 Studentship
- MA Social Research
- MA International Relations
- MSc Criminal Justice & Social Research Methods
- MSc Criminology & Social Research Methods
- PhD Law
- PhD Criminology
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
For information on how to apply for funding, please visit our How to Apply page.
Contact details for Socio-legal Studies Pathway Representatives at each institution can be found here
Current Socio-legal Studies DTP students