Doctoral School of Social Sciences

The Doctoral Programme in Law and Business Law

The programme embraces legal research in a broad sense. The programme covers civil law and public law, and national and international law. The aim of the programme is to contribute to the recruitment of a legal research environment on an international level. The work in the doctoral programme shall in this context be beneficial for the future research environment at the Department of Law and the legal expertise of the surrounding society. For this purpose, a close cooperation with private businesses and public authorities is strived for, including the establishment of industrial PhD scholarships.

The programme includes four focus areas:

  • The effects of European- and supranational law on Danish law
  • Danish and International corporate law
  • Danish and international regulation of real estate
  • Legal regulation of the exercise of authority

The underlying research environment, PhD-network and activities

Behind the programme and the four focus areas stand researchers at the Department of Law in cooperation with other researchers at Aalborg University.

The programme is partner in the nationwide Jurfrosk network and offers PhD-courses in cooperation with this network. This occurs as well in cooperation with the Universities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bergen, Norway.

The programme is furthermore participating in law of torts network and criminal law network. Both these networks include Scandinavian researchers, and give PhD students opportunities to present their research.


The programme was established in connection with the newly established Bachelor- and Master education in Law, the existing education in Business Law and the established Department of Law.