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University of Reading

University of Reading

Law and Society

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

You will explore the application of law and legal research in society, and develop advanced skills in legal research methods and analysis of law and legal issues. This programme provides ideal preparation for PhD studies.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent.
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. Thhrive as part of a very small cohort of high-calibre students, and undertake sustained training in methodological approaches to legal research.

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

**Careers**

This programme leads 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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
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 16,045 (Whole course) International 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) England 12 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) Northern Ireland 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) EU 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) Scotland 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,545 (Whole course) Wales 12 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) Wales 24 Months

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