Taught course


University of Glasgow · School of Law

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Law (MRes) 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides you with an excellent preparation for further research in Law, serving as a qualification in its own right and a platform for PhD study.

  • There is a strong emphasis on research training, in order to help you develop generic research knowledge and skills.
  • You will be introduced to legal research methodologies, the ethics of legal research, key traditions of legal inquiry and basic concepts of legal thought.
  • 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 a combination core courses and optional courses, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic.

Core courses

  • Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts


  • Qualitative research methods, or
  • Social science statistics 1


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

Optional courses

You can choose from a selection of Law LLM or MSc options and Politics MSc options.

Law (LLM) options (please note that this category requires a prior degree in Law or a degree with a 50% law component)

  • Law of commercial banking
  • Intellectual property law and the market
  • International economic law
  • Competition law: substance and enforcement.

Law (MSc)

  • Globalisation, law and human rights
  • United nations law
  • Fundamentals of international law.

Politics (MSc)

  • Comparative European politics
  • International theory
  • Media and democracy
  • EU in international politics and development
  • Internet and civil society
  • Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives
  • International security and global politics.

College of Social Sciences advanced electives in research methods

  • Advanced qualitative methods
  • Understanding social research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Emilios Christodoulidis