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Law School Research

The School of Law plays host to three Centres of Research:

It also plays host to the Denning Law Journal, the only journal named after one of the most famous Law Lords of the 20th Century.

This environment has encouraged growth in research and has offered support for members of academic staff and a growing body of postgraduate research students. We currently supervise a wide range of research projects (LLM by Research/MA/PhD). Current areas of research projects include Public International Law, International Human Rights laws, Governance, Money Laundering, Intellectual Property,  Financial Services & Regulation, Family Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Studies; and Jurisprudence; and Corporate Law.  If you are interested in any of these subjects, please contact the following staff:

How to apply

Visit our how to apply page to find out everything you need to know about the application process.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on law-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1280 828205.

Current PhD candidates

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The role of emotion in the law of judicial review of England and Wales

Governance and Anti-corruption

The Influence of culture in Social Policy development and implementation: A look at Gender based violence in Nigeria

Climate change and Environmental sustainability : The Nigerian Experience

The Violations of Human Rights by African Widowhood Traditions and role of organisations in protecting the rights of widows: Case Study Cameroon

Regulation and Disarmament : The Lawfulness of Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

Autonomous Weapons Systems and International Law: the future of warfare

Human Rights approach to access essential medicines against the use of TRIPS flexibility on pharmaceuticals under Indian patent law

The Right to Health and Social Care

Successfully defended PhDs

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“The militarisation of the Indigenous Peoples in the Niger Delta Region by the Nigerian government: from a constructivist grounded theory to an action-based policy”

Read more about Angela’s experience at Buckingham.

“Towards an effective anti-corruption regime in Nigeria.  Examination of the anti-corruption Legal Framework of the United Nations, the African Union and Nigeria”

Read more about Ernest’s experience at Buckingham.

“Traditional Medicine : The case for its inclusion in sustainable development – no one should be left behind”

“The Health and Safety and Environmental Risk Regulatory regime governing the Nigerian offshore Oil & Gas Industry : Lessons from the United Kingdom’s safety case regime”