About the course
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 maintains its merit both in and outside of the legal sector.
This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress with vocational training to become a qualified solicitor or barrister within England and Wales, but also provides a standalone internationally recognised Master’s award, which is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This makes it the perfect choice if you want to keep your career options open.
Studying a Master’s degree will develop academic key skills such as evaluation, critical thinking and problem-solving while preparing you for further academic study in law and other related areas. You’ll be using the same research tools available to practitioners to enhance skills in legal research, including a wide range of written and oral communication skills.
Our dedicated employability service has an outstanding track record of finding students the right career path to suit them, whether in the legal sector or the wider business world.
*Subject to approval.
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).
A sufficient command of English is required to successfully complete the course. Please note that students providing a degree from a UK university as proof of English must have studied the whole degree in the UK.
Further information can be obtained from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (for future solicitors) or Bar Standards Board (BSB) (for future barristers)
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 that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. Providers that we recommend you contact are:
IELTS (academic): Score of 6.5 in all four areas
- ISE III (Trinity College London): Pass in all four components
- Pearsons (academic): Score of 58 in all four areas
- Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015): Overall 176 with no one component below 176
- Cambridge English: First Certificate (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components
- Cambridge English: Advanced (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade B or C and Borderline in all four components
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade C1 and Weak in all four components