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Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies (SLS pathway) MRes - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
Entry requirements: A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relvant discipline. A Lower Second class honours degree or below, or the overseas equivalent, may be sufficient for entry on to the Postgraduate Diploma, with possible upgrade to the MRes.
This programme provides students with a critical knowledge of research methods and advanced theory in socio-legal studies.
The programme consists of six compulsory core units (totalling 90 credits), further optional course units to a total value of 30 credits and a Masters' dissertation.
The core units are:
-Researching Social Issues: An Introduction;
-Socio-Legal Research: Theory and Methods;
-Evaluating Policy & Practice;
-Sociology of Law;
-Qualitative Research Methods;
-Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis.
Aside from the compulsory course units required for this programme (see Course description), you will be required to take either one or two optional course units. Most course units for the programme are of 15 credits value, with some course units worth 30 credits.
Details of options and course units available can be found on The School of Law website by following these links: Postgraduate - Postgraduate taught - Courses - Index of all course units/modules.
Course units available in an given year will not be confirmed until perhaps May or June preceding the start of the academic year. However, the MRes in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (Socio-Legal Studies pathway) will typically offer course units in Risk and Society: Law, Security and Justice; Law and Development; Economics For Lawyers; Corporate Environmental Responsibility & Regulation; Financial Crime; and Surveillance & Crime.
Students pursuing the MRes degree receive comprehensive training in advanced research methods that will prepare them well for a career as a professional researcher or as a foundation for PhD research.