Taught course

Socio-Legal Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Law
Qualifications
MRes

Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Why Glasgow

  • 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
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social science statistics 1

Either

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

Either

  • Advanced qualitative methods, or
  • 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).

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.5. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 22 with Speaking no less than 23 CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176. CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176. PTE Academic: 64; minimum 62 in writing

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£15750

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/sociolegalstudies/

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Emilios Christodoulidis
Email
Emilios.Christodoulidis@glasgow.ac.uk