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Applicants for the Degree of Ph.D. in the Faculty of Laws (including if they wish to be assigned to the Department of European and Comparative Law) are advised to read carefully the University of Malta general regulations governing the Ph.D., as well as  the Faculty of Laws Ph.D. bye-laws. These are available from the link indicated below.

Prospective candidates must satisfy the following requirements:


(a) be in possession of  or be about to obtain an LL.D. degree and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Faculty Doctoral Committee that they are capable of conducting original research of the highest quality. The Board may require applicants to submit copies of their previous work and/or publications; 


(b) be in possession or be about to obtain a Master’s degree in Law or a degree which the Board considers as equivalent awarded by another university recognised for this purpose by the Senate.

Applicants may submit their application form, together with a comprehensive research proposal outlining the proposed project, including research sources and materials, at any time of the year. Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research.

It may also be of interest to know that candidates who are admitted to register for a Ph.D. (initially M.Phil) at the Faculty of Laws may be asked to participate in the Faculty’s research and teaching programmes. 

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Last Updated: 27 January 2015

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