The faculty employs PhD students on an individual basis. They write a PhD dissertation under tutorship of a professor in the applicable Law or Criminology subject. All PhD students (internal and external) in the Faculty of Law participate in one of the research programmes of the faculty and are automatically enrolled into the Graduate School. A full-time PhD programme takes four years and consists of conducting research and writing a dissertation independently.
The recruitment of PhD students is done by actively approaching students and through advertisement on the website of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
For more information on obtaining a PhD, please contact the Graduate School.