MRes Socio-Legal Studies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP16500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP6950 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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.


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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP16500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP6950 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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

Course Content

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


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


  • 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)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
176(Grade B2)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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  • 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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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