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MA Law (Conversion)

The Master of Arts in Law conversion course 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 (Conversion) qualifies you to progress on to study the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent)

Full requirements

Next start date

October 2021

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If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

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.

Progress on to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK and explore an issue or development in law of your choice via your own Independent Research Project.

All our law tutors are qualified lawyers with real-life experience in practice allowing students to learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.

Course Details

MA Law (Conversion)

Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, our MA Law (Conversion) 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:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

We also work with over 90 of the top 100 law firms.

If you choose to progress onto study one of our SQE courses or BPC, you will also benefit from our excellent employment and pupillage rates:

  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk).
  • 52% of our full-time UK/EEA 2018-19 BPC students graduating in 2019 have successfully secured or completed pupillage (based on student data collated summer 2021).

Course Structure

Before you start your MA Law (Conversion) you will need to complete our online pre-course study programme on legal method, designed specifically to prepare you for this course, so you're up to speed when you arrive.

There are seven key areas that you’ll study over the course:

  • Public Law 
  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts Law

Study the principles of legal research, critical evaluation and academic writing before undertaking your own independent research project.

Course Start Dates

  • MA Law (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Reading
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham and London Bloomsbury
  • MA Law (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: London Bloomsbury
    • Part-time Weekend: London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Newcastle
  • MA Law (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: London Bloomsbury and London Moorgate
    • Part-time Weekend: Birmingham, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham
  • MA Law (Conversion)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading and Sheffield
    • Part-time Evening: London Bloomsbury
    • Part-time Weekend: London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Newcastle

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Study MA Law (Conversion) Online starting October 2021, January 2022, September 2022 or January 2023

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Law Conversion Courses

Start your legal journey

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.

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Study Online

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. 

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Assessed through a Multiple Choice Question open book exam, closed book exams and an Independent Research Project.

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Each of our MA Law (Conversion) study options has its own structure, with different assessments to suit.

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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.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for this course are open.

If you’d like to study full-time you can apply through the Central Applications Board (CAB). For part-time study you can apply directly with us.

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2021/22 Course Fee

  • Outside London - £11,150 (domestic), £13,200 (non-domestic)
  • London: £13,500 (domestic), £15,700 (non-domestic)
  • Hong Kong campus: HKD $120,000

2022/23 Course Fee

  • Outside London - £11,700 (domestic), £13,850 (non-domestic)
  • London: £14,200 (domestic), £16,450 (non-domestic)
  • Hong Kong campus: HKD $120,000

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Master's 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. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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