Stefan Cross Centre PhD Studentship in Law and Gender Equality

Southampton, United Kingdom
22 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southampton Law School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 May 2022
Reference:  1786622JJ

The Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and Law at Southampton Law School welcomes project proposals from candidates with an interest in law and gender equality.

The Stefan Cross Centre was founded in 2018, with the purpose of raising awareness of discrimination against women and girls, investigating the causes of this discrimination and seeking effective solutions. It provides a space to research the structural, societal, legal and regulatory issues associated with gender discrimination from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Its research seeks to better understand the roots of the phenomenon, raise awareness about it and find more effective ways to address it. 

Proposals can focus on any aspect of law or the legal system which fits with the Centre’s aims (subject to fitting with the research interests of potential supervisors).

More details about the Centre and its work can be found here:

More details about Southampton Law School can be found here:

Candidates must have a first or strong upper second Undergraduate and Master’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in a relevant discipline (not necessarily Law). 

Start date: September 2022 (or earlier by mutual agreement)

How to Apply

Applicants should apply for ‘PhD Law’ via the University’s online application form:  Please state in the funding section of the on-line application that you wish to be considered for this Studentship.

The deadline for applications is midnight – 31 May 2022.

Informal queries can be directed to Dr Megan Pearson, Co-Director of the Stefan Cross Centre:


The studentship is funded at UKRI level, currently £15,609 per annum, together with home or international rate tuition fees. The studentship is for three years.