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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

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Visting Scholars

The Faculty of Law has a number of opportunities for Visiting Scholars.  If you are interested in visiting and working with LML, please contact us at .  


PhD Students

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

Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship should complete the application form and send it directly to by the closing date of 1 December 2017. They should also apply for admission by the same deadline – see