MA
2021 start

Law

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

This MA is designed for graduates who don’t have a law degree. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the English legal system.
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Course description

If you’re not a law graduate, or you have a law degree from outside England and Wales, this masters qualification will give you a qualifying law degree. You’ll acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the law over a much wider range of legal subjects than is offered in the Graduate Diploma in Law. This extra depth and understanding will give you a head start in your career as a solicitor or barrister.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Understanding Law and Legal Systems
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Crime
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Property
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

A choice of modules, including:

  • Advanced EU Law
  • Punishment and Penal Reform
  • The Law Relating to Public Companies
  • International Human Rights

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

You’ll attend compulsory seminars plus optional lectures.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on your essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Student profiles

The engaging teaching – our tutors’ enthusiasm and passion for the subjects they teach is evident through everything they do, as is their expertise. The variety of teaching and learning methods, from optional lectures to seminars to workshops, both tutor and student-led, ensures that no topic ever becomes stagnant.

Christopher Hardy
MA Law

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any subject, but we’ll consider each application on its own merits, including your career background.

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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