Writing your PhD at M-EPLI
M-EPLI welcomes PhD-researchers from around the world. The atmosphere at the Maastricht Faculty of Law is open and international. Within M-EPLI, you will find both senior-researchers and PhD-researchers from different nationalities and the academic atmosphere is also influenced by the fact that many of our members worked abroad. It is our ambition to be at the forefront of legal research on an internationally competitive basis, and at the same fostering an open and friendly environment.
PhD-researchers at M-EPLI are typically passionate about legal academia and have a broad interest in various areas of law. If you are highly motivated and well qualified, we are always interested in receiving your CV and sample essay or research proposal.
In the Netherlands, reading for a PhD means that you are employed by the university. You are entitled to a salary, a working space, a computer, etc. There is no fee for tuition. At M-EPLI, the working language is English: all seminars and conferences are in English and your thesis is also written in that language. Also a large part of social talk over coffee or lunch is in English. Maastricht is an internationally oriented town: in daily life outside of the university, you can get by with English at most places.
The normal duration of a PhD-contract is three of four years, at the end of which you will defend your thesis and receive the title of Doctor. You will also have to attend relevant courses offered by the Ius Commune Research School (of which you will become a member) and the Maastricht Graduate Law School. In addition, your participation is required in the M-EPLI activities. Apart from your membership of M-EPLI, you will also become a member of one of the Faculty of Law’s departments.
Persons interested in writing a PhD in one of M-EPLI’s areas of interest can receive more information by contacting one of M-EPLI’s members or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also arrange for an informal meeting with one of M-EPLI’s current PhD-researchers.