postgraduate

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Each of our postgraduate courses has specific entry requirements. Here you can find a breakdown of the particulars, as well as access to useful documents that give you further information should you require it.

Can’t find your qualification?

If you cannot find your qualification below we do consider other national and international qualifications. A guide to other recognised qualifications is available in the Alternative English Language Qualifications and Additional Information for International Students sections below.

Law

UK Entry Requirements

Students are required to possess a 2:2 or above from an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or an equivalent qualification.

Mature non-graduates or 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.

UK Entry Requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our LPC, you must comply with the requirements for commencing a Legal Practice Course (LPC) set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Students must possess either a Qualifying Law Degree, usually at 2:2 or above, or a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or similar qualification, such as CILEX.

Your law degree must meet certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge; Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union.

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.

UK Entry Requirements

Students must possess a 2:1 or above from a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) or a 2:1 in any undergraduate degree along with the Graduate Diploma in Law. Applicants with a 2:2 from a non-law degree will be required to achieve a commendation or distinction from their GDL studies. Some students with a 2:2 but other qualities such as additional higher education qualifications, relevant work experience, etc. may also be considered.

Students must comply with the requirements for commencing a Bar Practice Course (BPC) set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

You will be required to pass the Bar Standards Board aptitude test before your course starts (known as the Bar Course Aptitude Test - BCAT).

Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be required to attend a Selection Interview at one of our campuses at a specified time in the applicant cycle.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English Language level of IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 7.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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.

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK undergraduate degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification.

A compulsory two week induction is required for all students, unless they can evidence the successful completion of either:

  • an LLB or equivalent; or
  • a minimum of 3 legal modules, worth at least 80 QCFcredits that must include;
    • English Legal System
    • Contract Law
    • Law of Tort

Additional note for LLM Corporate Governance GradCG

Applicants without the level of legal knowledge specified above can still apply if they are training or working as a company secretary.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that LLB, LPC and GDL students do not do this course on campus due to content overlap. However, the online versions are suitable as the modules are different. Students with an undergraduate law degree from The University of Law will not be permitted to undertake these programmes.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications.

For the MSc Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance,
MSc Law and Financial Crime Compliance, and
MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice courses, the specific ICA Diploma listed on the course page is also required.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Business

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications.

Additional note for MSc Global Accounting

  • Your degree must be in a numerate field (e.g. Accounting or Finance, or Business with Accounting or Finance, etc.)
  • Students who have completed F1-F9 of ACCA are also eligible.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-standard applications are considered. Our three non-standard entry routes are detailed below. All applications for non-standard entry must be accompanied by a full CV.

ROUTE A:

  • You possess an undergraduate degree with a grade below that of a 2:2 (3rd or Ordinary);

AND EITHER

  • A professional qualification at level 6 or above from a business professional body, e.g. CIM, CMI, CFA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, etc.

OR

  • At least two years of proven professional work experience;

ROUTE B:

  • You possess a professional qualification at Level 6 or above from a business professional body such as CIM, CMI, CFA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPD;

AND

  • At least three years of proven professional work experience.

ROUTE C:

You possess no formal qualifications. You will need to provide 5 years of proven professional managerial work experience along with a professional reference. You may also be required to attend a formal interview.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

UK Entry Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications.

Students must also possess a minimum of five years professional work experience in a management role with some budget oversight.

Applications for exemption or RPL are not permitted for the MBA programme.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Selection Process

The entry grades listed in the tables above are typical and only form part of our assessment of your suitability for the course. Applications are considered holistically and offers are based on both academic qualifications and other information, such as your personal statement and reference.

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Additional Information for International Students

We also have plenty more information about studying as an international student, including country specific entry requirements and visa requirements within the International section of our website.

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Exemptions and Prior Learning

If you have previously studied a qualification or module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption or recognition of prior learning (RPL), please refer to the exemptions policy which provides further information and application details.

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