Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector.
- Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations
- Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research
- Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project
- You could be eligible for postgraduate student loan
The course comprises of a short introductory module on the English legal system followed by eight full modules covering seven foundation subjects and an in-depth study through legal research of an eighth area of law.
In addition to the knowledge and understanding of the core areas of law required for legal practice in England and Wales, the course develops the key intellectual and personal skills required by lawyers. In all modules there is a focus on combining knowledge and understanding of core areas of law with the ability to analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements about the law. Study is centred on practical activities that will enable you to learn by doing.
The course is completed in a single year with an introductory, non-credit module, seven foundation modules and a research module.
MA Law modules
Compulsory online pre-course study programme on legal method (50 hours)
Independent Research Project module
All modules must be passed in order to obtain the award.
Class contact time is combined with i-tutorials, online multiple choice self-test questions ("Test & Feedback") and self-study. The learning model is based around undertaking activities in the workshops and lectures to develop knowledge and key skills. The in-depth study of an eighth area of law (Legal Research and Independent Project) is undertaken through a combination of initial workshops, online materials and independent study.
Each module is supported by a Module Guide with. students being provided with a wide variety of supporting study material, including manuals, textbooks, i-tutorials, and multiple choice test & feedback questions, inclusive of the course fee. Using our online interactive learning platform ELITE, you will have access to course materials, a wide range of employability information, library resources and information about services offered at your campus.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline.
Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:
- Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course
- If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:
A certified copy of any document that proves you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. For more information, visit http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/entry-requirements/#ma-law-entry-requirements