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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

The Hatton-WYNG PhD Studentships in Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Law is offering two studentships for new PhD students commencing full-time doctoral research in 2016/17. The studentships are available to Home UK/EU and overseas students, and are each renewable for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The value of a studentship will be the full annual University Composition Fee together with an annual maintenance award of £12,750.

Any topic concerning legal or policy aspects of medicine and life sciences can be considered for the studentships. Some potential areas of enquiry (this is not an exhaustive list) include:

  • intellectual property protection for second medical use
  • uses of big data/predictive algorithms in medical care or research
  • pharmaceutical law, innovation and pricing
  • legal or regulatory issues in personalised drugs and diagnostics
  • loss of chance harms and causation in preventative medicine
  • medicine, health data, and the "internet of things"
  • proportionality arguments in healthcare law
  • uses of genomic technologies in health systems
  • the relationship between the state and private sector in the provision of healthcare (e.g. personalised medicine)
  • the role of data protection law in medical governance

A prior degree in law is required. 

Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship should complete the application form and send it directly to by the closing date of 2 December 2015. They should also apply for admission by the same deadline – see