Socio-Legal Studies, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16500
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #88 ,
The Socio-Legal Studies programme at University of Glasgow offers an advanced introduction to the study of Law with a specific emphasis on socio-legal methodology. It provides you with an excellent preparation for doctoral study in the area of socio-legal research, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Why this programme
  • There is a strong emphasis on research training. You are introduced to legal research methodologies, the ethics of legal research, key traditions of legal inquiry and basic concepts of legal thought.
  • You are also given a solid grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
  • We have a very vibrant mooting programme and a dedicated Moot Courtroom. We have an outstanding record of success and you can participate in internal, national and international mooting competitions.
  • We organise a series of lectures featuring talks from highly successful judges and lawyers.
Career prospects
The MRes in Socio-Legal Studies provides you with an excellent foundation for an academic career in this field

Programme Structure

You will take five core courses and one optional course, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic during the final three months.

Core courses
  • Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social science statistics 1

Either

  • Advanced legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies
  • Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry

Either

  • Advanced qualitative methods
  • Advanced statistics: Issues and methods
Optional courses
  • Globalisation, law and human rights
  • United Nations law
  • Fundamentals of international law
  • Other electives from within College of Social Sciences Graduate School (eg, in Politics or Sociology)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Entry requirements for Socio-Legal Studies are a good first degree in law (2:1 upwards or equivalent) or a first degree (2:1 upwards or equivalent) with at least 50% of the credits in law.
  • International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 16500 International
  • GBP 6950 EU/EEA

Funding

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