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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.

Entry requirements

MA: Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in any subject, but each application will be considered on its own merits. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course 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.

Examples of optional modules include: Sale of Goods; Criminal Evidence; The Law Relating to Public Companies; Medical Law; International Law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is on essays, examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Details of any bursaries or studentship grants for certain postgraduate programmes are advertised on our website during the winter months.


If you're studying part-time or for an alternative qualification then the fee could be different. Contact the department to check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
MA Full-time £ 16,000 (Academic year) International 2 Years
MA Part-time Home/EU 3 Years
MA Part-time International 3 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 3 3 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 2 2 Years

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