Doctoral programme information

Auckland Law School postgraduate degrees are internationally recognised. Our graduates are valued and sought after throughout New Zealand and the world.

Why study with us?

Undertaking a PhD will be one of the most challenging and exciting journeys of your life. We're glad you have decided to find out more about why the Auckland Law School is a great choice for your postgraduate study. Explore these pages, watch the videos and read about our exciting new Dean's Doctoral Scholarship. Then take the next step and apply to join us here at the University of Auckland. We look forward to welcoming you into our doctoral studies programme

Associate Professor Chis Noonan Associate Dean (Postgraduate and International)

Professor Klaus Bosselmann and his PhD student Lucy Stroud who is studying in the area of International Law. "The selection of where to study was simple - the University of Auckland is a renowned hub for pioneering research, nestled amidst the rain forests and shores of a multicultural city that I love."

Financial funding opportunities

University of Auckland Law School's Dean's Doctoral Scholarships

These exciting new scholarships were established in 2016. You will automatically be considered for one of these fully funded scholarships if your PhD application is approved.

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships

When you apply for a place at the University of Auckland, you are automatically considered for this scholarship too.

For more information on any of the above funding opportunities, contact Postgraduate Student Adviser Angela Vaa'i

The University of Auckland Law School’s Doctoral Fellowships

Doctoral Fellowships provide a doctoral candidate with part-time academic work experience and a small income.  The deadline for applications for 2019 is 1 December 2018.

Doctoral Scholarship in Philosophy of Law

The Faculty offers a Doctoral Scholarship in the field of Philosophy of Law


Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However, the regulations take precedence over all other material.

You are strongly advised to read the relevant scholarship regulations for complete information, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for scholarship consideration, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and selection criteria.

How does the supervisor relationship work?

Working with your PhD supervisor will be key to your success as a postgraduate researcher. So, what can you expect within that working relationship?

Meet some of our researchers

If you are considering PhD study, the Auckland Law School has a wealth of staff well regarded in a wide range of subject areas.