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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

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  • Last Updated

    26 July 2017

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 Social science statistics 1

Optional courses

Law (LLM) (requires a prior degree in Law or a degree with a 50% law component)
◾Competition law: substance and enforcement
◾Intellectual property law and the market
◾International economic law
◾Law of commercial banking.

Law (MSc)
◾Fundamentals of international law
◾Globalisation, law and human rights
◾United nations law.

Politics (MSc)
◾Comparative European politics
◾EU in international politics and development
◾International security and global politics
◾Internet and civil society
◾International theory
◾Media and democracy
◾Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives.

Advanced courses in research methods
◾Applied qualitative methods
◾Understanding social research.

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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