You should first determine whether your proposed project is suitable for study at PhD level. The project must also be feasible within the resources and time frame available to you; it should also address a perceived 'gap' in the literature and, most importantly, be of interest to you.
To study at the University of Reading your proposed PhD should relate to the research interests of a member of staff in the School of Law. Please view our Find a PhD supervisor page to make sure that we have supervisory capability in your chosen field.
It is not essential to communicate directly with the School before submitting your application, but many candidates find it helpful. Should you need further guidance, or if you would like information about our termly online Research proposal writing and funding opportunities information session, please contact our PGR administrator Elizabeth Wyeth.
Please read the Graduate School's guidance on how to write a research proposal before submitting your application.