University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Socio-Legal Studies

This programme 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. **Academic contact: emilios.christodoulidis@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MRes: 12 months full-time** **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. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take five core courses and one optional course, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic. **Core courses** - Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts - Applied qualitative methods OR Intro to social theory for researchers - Applied legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies OR Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry - Qualitative research methods - Quantitative data analysis **Optional courses may include** - Fundamentals of international law - United Nations law. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** The programme provides you with an excellent foundation for an academic career in this field.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in law or other subject 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. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.5 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 23 ?Listening:23 ?Speaking: 23 ?Writing: 24 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You will take five core courses and one optional course, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic. Core courses: ?Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts ?Applied qualitative methods OR Intro to social theory for researchers ?Applied legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies OR Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry ?Qualitative research methods ?Quantitative data analysis Optional courses may include: ?Fundamentals of international law ?United Nations law. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 17,900 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Contact: 
Emilios Christodoulidis
Telephone number: 
01413304515