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Socio-Legal Studies - MA course structure

The MA Social Science Research consists of a total of 180 credits. Students are required to undertake a number of core and optional modules provided by the DTP and the Warwick Law School.

DTP core modules

Students are required to undertake all DTP core modules.

Module Code 

Module name 

Credits 

Term 

IM926

Research Design, Practice and Ethics 

20

Term 1

Monday, 13.00-15.00

IM924

Philosophy of Social Science Research 

20

Term 2

Tuesday, 10.00-12.00

IM925

Foundations in Qualitative Research  

20

Term 2

Wednesday, 9.00-12.00

Core optional modules

Students are required to undertake one (20 credit) quantitative module from the options below:

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

PO91Q

Fundamentals in Quantitative Research Methods

 

20

Term 1

TBC

SO916

Quantitative Methods in Social Science ResearchLink opens in a new window

20

Term 2

Friday, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00

Socio-Legal studies pathway core modules

Students are required to undertake all Socio-Legal studies core modules

Module code

Module name

Credits

Term

LA984

DissertationLink opens in a new window

60

Term 3 (preparation sessions may take place in Terms 1 & 2)

Socio-Legal studies pathway optional modules

Students will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules, with a minimum of 20 credits being drawn from the Socio-Legal studies pathway specific modules.

Module code

Module name

Credits

LA904

Issues in the Taxation of International Business

20

LA906

Legal Aspect of International Investment & Transnational Corporations

20

LA908

International Economic Law

20

LA916

International Corporate Finance

20

LA931

International Sale of Goods

20

LA952

Civil Society and Activism

20

LA953

Law & the Global Economy

20

LA956

Global Law & Politics

20

LA958

Approaches of Global Justice

20

LA960

Climate Change and Development

20

LA961

International Humanitarian Law

20

LA962

Theories and Histories of Human Rights

20

LA964

Gender, Law and the Global Economy

20

LA967

Women's Human Rights and Global Justice

20

LA985

The Regulation of Mergers & Acquisitions

20

LA9A1

International Criminal Law

20

LA9A3

International Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation

20

LA9A8

International Insolvency & Debt Restructuring

20

LA9B9

International Arbitration

20

LA9E0

An Introduction to Islamic Law

20

LA9F6

European Intellectual Property Law and Policy Making

20

LA9F9

Law and Policy of International Public Finance

20

LA9FA

International Commercial Litigation

20

LA9FC

Corporate Tax Law

20

LA9FD

Developing Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the EU and Beyond

20

LA9FE

Crime, Justice and Global Society

20

LA9FK

Data Protection Law

20

LA9FM

International Commerce in the Digital Economy

20

LA9FN

Foundations of International Commercial Law

20

Alternative module options

Students may be permitted to study up to 20 credits of any modules available across the University, subject to the limitations set in the University Regulations & Module and Credit Framework, OR up to 20 credits of Advanced Training modulesLink opens in a new window offered across the 6 institutions in the Midlands Graduate School subject to availability and the approval by the Course Director. Please contact the ESRCdtp@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window in the first instance.

Module selection

  • Select the optional modules relevant to your training needs, in conjunction with your supervisor.
  • Law School module informationLink opens in a new window
  • Ensure you have considered any module session clashes and the module weighting between Term 1 and Term 2. This includes considering the timing of assessments. Please note some modules have multiple assessments throughout the term.
  • Inform esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk of your module selection by 29 September. The ESRC DTP will confirm with the pathway department and input your choices onto the module registration system.