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
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.
- 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.
You will take five core courses and one optional course, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic.
- Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts
- Qualitative research methods
- Social science statistics 1
- Advanced legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies, or
- Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry
- Advanced qualitative methods, or
- Advanced statistics: Issues and methods
- 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
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Emilios Christodoulidis