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Law

This programme places emphasis on doctrinal, theoretical and contextual study of law, and your self-understanding as a participant in the practice of legal scholarship.

MRes Law and Society is one of a very few programmes accredited for 1+3 funding under the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scheme.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
Offering ideal preparation for PhD studies, this programme will enable you to develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues. You will be part of a very small cohort of high-calibre students, undertaking sustained training in methodological approaches to legal research.

You will have full access to the library, student common room and all other facilities available to Reading Law students.

**Careers**

This programme can lead to practice at the Bar, legal practice and further academia.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Research methods

* Legal knowledge and legal writing

* Research in jurisprudence

* Research in criminology

* Research in international human rights

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Fees

These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.
For part-time fees please contact the university.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 7,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 Months
MRes Full-time £ 14,900 (Academic year) International 12 Months
MRes Part-time Home/EU 24 Months
MRes Part-time International 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,045 (Whole course) International 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Channel Islands 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) England 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Scotland 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) England 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Wales 24 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) EU 24 Months

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