Research course

Social Research and Law and Legal Studies

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree in a related area, or relevant experience combined with an adequate academic background (subject to interview).

Months of entry

October

Course content

This is an interdisciplinary social science training programme designed to prepare students for further research in the workplace or for MPhil/PhD study.

The programme covers ontology, epistemology, quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods masterclasses alongside substantive courses in the area of law and legal studies. All students also carry out an independent dissertation, putting into practice the methods and theoretical concepts they have been taught.

The programme provides a particularly strong environment for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary and socially engaged research.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Science, History & Philosophy
Email
office@pol-soc.bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 7631 6789