MA Law

The University of Law London, United Kingdom
MA Law
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,421,286
Course Accredited By PC
39 Weeks On Campus Postgraduate Degree Up to 5% scholarship

The Master of Arts in Law is a specially designed postgraduate degree for non-law graduates who want to gain a general legal qualification at Master’s level.

  • As an internationally recognised qualification, a Law Master’s is a great addition to your portfolio. With a strong level of support from the start, this course is a great introduction to law if you hold an undergraduate degree in another discipline. Successful completion of the MA Law also qualifies you to progress on to study the LPC to become a solicitor or the BPC to become a barrister.
  • Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, our MA Law gives you the opportunity to learn the practical legal skills of analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills, in a practical and interactive way. To ensure that you have a smooth transition from your previous non-law studies, we’ve designed this course to include a pre-course programme where you will be able to get support in learning about legal method. This compulsory addition to the course means that you will be ready to get started on your legal studies as soon as the course begins.
  • Our structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers either face-to-face on campus or online. On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you wish to keep your career options open.

When you study the MA Law with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team
  • If you choose to progress onto study our LPC or BPC, you will also benefit from our excellent employment and pupillage rates:
  • 95% of our 2017/18 full-time, UK, LPC graduates have secured work or further study within fifteen months of successfully completing this course (based on Graduate Outcomes data).
  • 59% of our full-time UK/EEA BPC students graduating in 2018 secured a pupillage (based on student data collated September 2020). Previously the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

Thinking of continuing onto the LPC?

  • You can continue with the current LPC route if, on or before 31 August 2021, you complete, start, accept an offer, or pay a non-refundable deposit for this course. Alternatively, we’ve developed a range of new courses for the SQE route that will prepare you for a career as a solicitor, as well as SQE success.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to possess a 2:1 or above from an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Overseas graduates seeking to become a future barrister should apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB).Those wishing to become a future solicitor should send their qualifications through to the Admissions team who can deem whether or not you are eligible for the course.
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
  • An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

Course Structure

  • Pre-course study programme
  • Before you start your MA Law you will need to complete our online pre-course study programme on legal method, designed specifically to prepare you for the MA Law, so you're up to speed when you arrive.
  • Foundation modules

There are seven key areas that you’ll study over the course:

  • Public Law 
  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • Independent Research Project Module
  • Study the principles of legal research, critical evaluation and academic writing before undertaking your own independent research project.

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