|Application deadline:||March 31|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 180 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
The 'Globalisation and Legal Theory doctoral programme builds on a collaboration between the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Glasgow (United Kingdom), Kiel (Germany) and Tilburg (The Netherlands) that combines the expertise of all four institutions in bringing critical legal thought (in a broad sense) to bear on contemporary global challenges. The doctoral programme draws on different strands of legal theory around the foundational notions of normativity, (human) rights, and justice in a globalised world. We welcome PhD proposals that address these foundational notions as well as their relation to concrete and practical issues and problématiques.
What we offer
The Collaborative Doctoral Programme combines the advantages of close, personalised supervision in research institutions with an excellent reputation in legal theory with the exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic research community that spans across four universities in four different EU Member States. With mobility and cooperation being key features of the programme, there will be ample opportunity for doctoral students to become involved in research activities of all participating universities. A collective annual doctoral colloquium, regular workshops, and seminar series involving internationally renowned academics and practitioners are integral parts of this doctoral programme that encourages the engagement of its researchers in a vibrant international research culture.
Candidates will be affiliated with one of the partner universities, which also confers the PhD degree. Supervision is shared between a member of the university of affiliation (main supervisor) and a member of one of the partner universities (co-supervisor). Doctoral students can visit, and make use of the research facilities of, all participating universities free of additional charge.
During the first year of the degree (conversion year) candidates are involved in an intensive training programme provided by the participating universities. The annual colloquium, the workshops and the seminar series are coordinated among the participating universities and bring together the entire research community. At the end of the conversion year candidates must have obtained a required number of set points, awarded on grounds of performance in the training programme, and must submit a dissertation (or draft chapter) for examination. The submission will be examined viva voce and the successful candidates will be allowed to proceed to full doctoral status. In years 2 and 3, students will continue to participate in all the programme events. The doctoral thesis should be submitted for examination according to the rules of the University of affiliation.
The Collaborative Doctoral Programme attracts promising researchers keen to explore the opportunities legal and political theory offer to critically engage with law in its contemporary global environment. Indicatively this will include: the history and genealogy of legal concepts; the (trans-national) impact of policy-making and legislation; the nature, scope and boundaries of legal obligations; and the justification, operationalisation and effectiveness of human rights. Typically, candidates are expected to have a first degree in law, philosophy or social and political sciences.
All non-native speakers must demonstrate their English proficiency with:
1. a test result in the International English Testing System (IELTS, 7 pt minimum) or
2. the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet based test 100pt minimum, with the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 20, Listening: 20
Speaking: 20, Writing: 20
3. Students with a first or second degree with the English language as a medium of instruction do not have to submit a TOEFL or IELTS test report, but need a statement from their university that their education language was English.
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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