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  • Study Type

    Full time available

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  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    12 months full-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    11 January 2018

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.

Why this programme

  • 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 and optional courses, followed by a dissertation on a specialised topic.

Core courses

  • Advanced legal methods 1A: Legal research methodologies OR Advanced legal methods 1B: Traditions of legal enquiry
  • Advanced legal methods 2: Jurisprudence of concepts
  • Qualitative research methods OR Quantitative data analysis.

Optional courses may include

  • Applied qualitative methods
  • Comparative European politics
  • EU in international politics and development
  • Fundamentals of international law
  • Intellectual property law and the market*
  • International competition law*
  • International security and global politics
  • International theory 
  • International trade law*
  • Internet and civil society 
  • Media and democracy
  • Metaphysics
  • Mind in the Scottish Enlightenment
  • Moral philosophy
  • Philosophy of art
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of mathematics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives
  • Political philosophy
  • United Nations law.

*requires a prior degree in Law or a degree with a 50% law component

Career prospects

This programme provides an excellent foundation for an academic career in this field.

Visit the Law - MRes page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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