Socio-Legal Studies, MRes

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 16500
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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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

    • Started in

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      • National

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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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 EEA
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