MSc in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bristol - UK

Postgraduate Award in the Field of Miscarriages of Justice School of Law

Applications are invited for a one-year Postgraduate Student Award in the School of Law, designed to provide financial support for a student with an interest in conducting research in the field of miscarriages of justice.

The student will be required to register for the MSc in Socio-legal Studies and must meet the entry requirements of that course.

In brief, applicants should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a 2:1 degree or above in any discipline related to socio-legal studies.

Applicants who can demonstrate evidence of a prior existing interest in miscarriages of justice are particularly encouraged to apply.

The MSc is a one year interdisciplinary degree which provides a sound research training for students wishing to proceed to PhD study or to a career in socio-legal research through the study of different research methodologies across the social sciences and law.

During the MSc, students take a core of three compulsory units from Sociology, two further compulsory courses from Law tailored specifically for socio-legal students without law backgrounds, and an optional subject that can be taken almost anywhere in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

A dissertation completes the programme.

Subject to satisfactory progress, and the availability of further financial support (which is not guaranteed), the intention is that the holder of this award will proceed to PhD study, taking forward one or more elements of the research agenda identified through their MSc dissertation.

The stipend attached to this award is £5,000. In addition, the MSc degree tuition fee will be waived.

The closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 22 June and interviews will take place on Tuesday 3 July.

A sample of written work (such as a coursework essay) should be submitted with the application.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Postgraduate Co-ordinator
School of Law
Room 2.13
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ UK
Telephone: +44 (0)117 954 5225
Fax: +44 (0)117 954 5312

Further particulars and application forms see; MSc in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bristol, UK

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