Designed for non-law graduates who want to stand out to employers, study the law at Master’s level and gain an internationally recognised qualification.
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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.
Thinking of continuing onto the LPC?
You can continue with the current LPC route if by 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.
An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in any discipline (or equivalent)Full requirements
September 2021See all Start Dates
If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?
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:
We also work with over 90 of the top 100 law firms.
If you choose to progress onto study our LPC or BPC, you will also benefit from our excellent employment and pupillage rates:
Progression for full-time GDL and MA Law students
If you started our full-time Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Master of Arts in Law (MA Law) in September 2021, you should be eligible to commence the Bar Practice Course (BPC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC) in September 2022 on successful completion of your course.
Please note: If you require a visa to study in the UK and wish to progress on to one of our on-campus vocational courses, please refer to our UK visa requirements page for information about applying for a Student Route visa.
This document explains the demands of the course in order to assess your ability for the course.
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.
There are seven key areas that you’ll study over the course:
Study the principles of legal research, critical evaluation and academic writing before undertaking your own independent research project.
Study MA Law Online starting September 2021
We offer a number of law conversion courses, which offer you a pathway to progress onto become a solicitor or barrister.
View our law conversion guide to make the best choice for you and your career.
Whether it be face-to-face at one of our campuses, online or streamed, our law programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.
You can also study this course online, allowing you to study full-time or part-time.
The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support.
With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.
Assessed through a Multiple Choice Question open book exam, closed book exams and an Independent Research Project.
Each of our MA Law study options has its own structure, with different assessments to suit.
We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.Discover more
By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan worth up to £11,570.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.
From October 2021, our new MA Law (Conversion) will replace the MA Law and be the new pathway into practice for non-law graduates who want to either progress onto our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) or the SQE1 Preparation Course to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister. This means the last start date for the MA Law is September 2021.
An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent).
Course start dates
Outside of London:
How to apply
Applications for this course are now open.
If you’d like to study full-time you can apply through CAB. For part-time study you can apply directly with us.
If you’re still interested in the current route to practice as a solicitor, you can still qualify as a solicitor or barrister with the MA Law in September 2021. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 800 289 997.