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  • Entry requirements
    The MRes will be of particular interest to those who want to work as researchers, develop academic research skills or embark on a PhD.
  • Academic Title
    Law (MRes)
  • Course description
    MRes: 12 months full-time

    This programme offers an advanced introduction to the study of law and a preparation for doctoral study in law. It serves both as a qualification in its own right as well as providing a platform for those who wish to go on to study for a PhD.

    The MRes has a strong emphasis on research training, in order to help develop generic research knowledge and skills. Students are introduced to legal research methodologies, the ethics of legal research, key traditions of legal inquiry and basic concepts of legal thought. 

    Content

    Compulsory courses

        * Adanced course in legal methods
        * Social science research methods.

    Either

        * Qualitative research methods or Social science statistics (1)
      
    Optional courses

    Choose from a selection of Law LLM or MSc options and Politics MSc options

    Law (LLM) options (please note that this category requires a prior degree in Law or a degree with a 50% law component)

        * Company law
        * Banking law
        * Intellectual property law
        * Conflicts of law
        * International economic law
        * International  arbitration
        * Competition law.

    Law (MSc)

        * Globalisation, law and human rights
        * United Nations law
        * Fundamentals of international law
        * Constitutionalism 1600-1800
        * Law and democracy
        * Institutions and policies of the European Union.

    Politics (MSc)

        * Comparative European politics
        * International theory
        * Media and democracy
        * Democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe
        * Enforcing human rights
        * EU in international politics and development
        * Internet, protest and civil society
        * Political legitimacy: contemporary perspectives
        * International security and global politics.

    Faculty advanced electives in research methods

        * Advanced qualititative methods
        * Understanding social research.

    Dissertation

    Compulsory, undertaken during final three months.

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