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Monday, 3 October 2016

The Faculty of Law is offering a studentship for a new PhD student commencing full-time doctoral research in 2017/18. The studentship is available to Home UK/EU and overseas students, and it is renewable for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The value of the studentship will be the full annual University Composition Fee together with an annual maintenance award of £13440.

Any topic concerning legal or policy aspects of medicine and life sciences can be considered for the studentship. Some potential areas of enquiry (this is not an exhaustive list) include:

  • intellectual property protection for second medical use
  • uses of big data/predictive algorithms in medical care or research
  • pharmaceutical law, innovation and pricing
  • legal or regulatory issues in personalised drugs and diagnostics
  • loss of chance harms and causation in preventative medicine
  • medicine, health data, and the "internet of things"
  • proportionality arguments in healthcare law
  • uses of genomic technologies in health systems
  • the relationship between the state and private sector in the provision of healthcare (e.g. personalised medicine)
  • the role of data protection law in medical governance

Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship should apply for admission as a graduate student by 1 December 2016 and return the studentship application form by the closing date of 31 January 2017. For more information about the Faculty’s Centre for Medicine, Law and Life Sciences, see