SOAS University of London

School of Law

Doctoral Candidates Information Guide

Welcome to the SOAS School of Law!

General Information

Most of the  information you may need, is available at Research at SOAS and on the Doctoral School Section web pages. These should be your first point of reference.


Departmental Director of Research
School of Law PhD Training Seminar Convenor
School of Law PhD Admissions Tutors
Faculty Office

Senate House North Block, Room S221: The contact person for School of Law PhD students is Raksha Bhanderi.

Research Degree Regulations

Degree regulations can be found on the Registry webpages.

Research Facilities

  • The Doctoral School at 53 Gordon Square is a space entirely devoted to PhD students at SOAS.
  • In addition, R301 on the third floor of the ‘research block’ (main campus) is available for research students, with computers, printing facilities, desk space and lockers. Your ID will be automatically activated for this room.

SOAS Awards for Fieldwork

Fieldwork awards are available to provide financial support for SOAS postgraduate research students undertaking approved PhD fieldwork abroad.  Fieldwork awards are not renewable.

Competition for these awards is very intense and candidates and referees are encouraged to be as precise as possible in making their case for support. The awards do not cover conference attendance.

Please see Awards for Fieldwork for further information.

The awards are administered by the Scholarships Office, Registry, SOAS (and not by the School of Law). Email: