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University of Bristol Law School MSc in Social Legal Studies
University of Bristol Law School

MSc in Social Legal Studies

Bristol, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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Aug 2024

GBP 26,700 / per year *


* Overseas (including EU) full-time



The MSc in Socio-Legal Studies presents an exciting opportunity to explore the role of law in society at a critical time in history and cultivate a deep understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of law and legal phenomena.

On the programme, you will develop rigorous research skills and the ability to engage in broader social understanding, providing a sound basis to progress to a PhD or a career in socio-legal research through the study of different research methodologies across the social sciences and law.

The MSc has an emphasis on practical research training; on the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation; and on how to think in broad theoretical terms about law in society.

You will pursue independent, in-depth study of socio-legal topics, and engage in lively debates in a thriving research culture across social sciences and law. The range of units offered makes this master's programme suitable for graduates from any discipline who have an interest in the way law works in society.

The programme is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnership interdisciplinary pathways delivered by world-leading researchers from the University of Bristol, University of Bath, University of the West of England and University of Exeter.

Ranked #3 in the UK for legal research excellence (REF 2021)



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