Law and Social Science (Postgrad)


Jun, Sep, Jan


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Annual tuition fees

  • 3 terms program: £24,250


1 Years


Jun, Sep, Jan

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Degree type

Master, Pre-Master’s

List of Programs

Progression routes:

  1. Climate, Risk & Society MA
  2. Climate, Risk & Society MSc
  3. Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding MSc
  4. Corporate Law LLM
  5. Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc
  6. Defence, Development and Diplomacy MSc
  7. Environmental Hazards & Risk MA
  8. Environmental Hazards & Risk MSc
  9. European Trade and Commercial Law LLM
  10. Geography (Research Methods) MA
  11. Global and Planetary Health MSc
  12. Intellectual Property Law LLM
  13. International Environmental Law LLM
  14. International Law and Governance LLM
  15. International Relations (East Asia) MA
  16. International Relations (European) MA
  17. International Relations (Middle East) MA
  18. International Relations MA
  19. International Trade and Commercial Law LLM
  20. Master of Data Science (Digital Humanities)
  21. Master of Data Science (Health)
  22. Master of Data Science (Social Analytics)
  23. Master of Laws LLM
  24. Medical Anthropology MSc
  25. Medical Humanities MA
  26. Medical Law and Ethics LLM
  27. Museum and Artefact Studies MA
  28. Politics and International Relations (Political Theory) MA
  29. Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security) MA
  30. Risk, Security & Politics MA
  31. Social Research Methods MA
  32. Socio-Cultural Anthropology MA
  33. Sociology MSc
  34. Sustainability, Energy and Development MSc
  35. TESOL with Applied Linguistics


Academic Requirements

  • You need a good first degree or diploma in a relevant subject.
  • Recognised first degree GPA 2.5/4.0 scale or 3.0/5.0 scale
  • Law and Social Science: you may need a relevant first degree, depending on your chosen progression degree.
Please note: the Pre-Masters in Law and Social Science programme is not available as a two-term option.

English Tests Requirements



5.5 (5.5 in all skills) or equivalent

About Faculty

The Pre-Masters in Law and Social Science prepares you for a choice of progression degrees at Durham University. When you have completed the programme and achieved the required grades, you can progress to a range of postgraduate degrees at Durham University.

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Why choose Durham University?
A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.
Research-led education
As part of a diverse group of exceptional students and staff you’ll be challenged and inspired in equal measure to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions.
Inspiring you to achieve
When you study at Durham, you’ll graduate with so much more than a degree. You’ll have the chance to develop your skills, explore your career options, and ensure you’ve got the best possible start to your future.
Excellent study facilities
Continual investment means that you have access to world-class facilities including high-quality lecture theatres, seminar rooms and subject-specific facilities such as science laboratories and libraries.
Unrivalled student experience
You’ll be warmly welcomed into and become part of a vibrant community. Whatever your interests, you can get involved in a huge range of activities, clubs, associations and volunteering.

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Student Accommodation at Durham University

Settle in to student accommodation

Find a place you can call home while you are studying at the International Study Centre on Queen’s Campus. Wherever you live, we will be here to help you settle in, make friends and find your way around.

Infinity House and Rialto Court offer safe and modern accommodation conveniently located in Stocktonon-Tees and a short walk from Queen’s Campus, the location of the International Study Centre (ISC).

Alternatively, you can arrange private accommodation independently (over 18s only).
We recommend all students studying at the International Study Centre to arrange accommodation in Stocktonon-Tees. You should arrange to move to Durham once you progress from your pathway programme and may decide to live in your allocated college.

Under 18s
If you are younger than 18 at the start of your programme, you will automatically be allocated a room in Rialto Court.

Everything you need

Facilities include:

  • Fully-furnished bedroom, including desk & wardrobe
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shared modern kitchen/ communal area
  • On-site launderette
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
  • All bills are included


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