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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Join the largest community of postgraduate law conversion students*.
The MA Law (Conversion) Online is a postgraduate Master of Arts specifically designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a 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 one of our Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) courses to become a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to become a barrister. With this online version of our MA Law (Conversion) you can study online, giving you a truly flexible online Master’s course.
*Central Applications Board (LawCAB) 2021
An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent)Full requirements
12 months (full-time)
21 months (part-time September)
24 months (part-time January)
September 2022See all Start Dates
You can apply directly with The University of Law to study one of our online courses.
Our MA Law (Conversion) Online is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level. We offer full-time and part-time options, so you can choose a study mode to suit your lifestyle and career plans. We’ve designed the course to provide you with practical legal skills like analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of broader transferable skills such as research and presentation skills, all delivered online by qualified lawyers.
On completion of the course you will be awarded with a Master’s degree, but you will also be suitably qualified to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK. By studying with ULaw you will benefit from our excellent employment and pupillage rates:
We also work with over 90 of the top 100 law firms.
A Master’s qualification is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines, so this can be of great benefit even if you don’t want to pursue a career in law. This course is the perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.
In addition to the course and learning materials, you’ll also have access to our expert careers support services, who can help you with your training contract and pupillage applications. Our pro bono team have over 3,000 pro bono opportunities, which are available to you from as soon as you accept your place, so you can get loads of experience of working on real life cases and get “on-the-job” advice from practising lawyers.
Before you commence your studies, you will need to complete our online pre-course study programme on Legal Method, designed specifically to prepare you for the course, so you're up to speed when you start studying the Foundation modules. The Legal Method element requires 40 to 50 hours of pre-course study through guided module units, with all materials provided online.
Study on the Legal Research and Independent Project module will expand on and review material that you will have studied in your pre-course study, so it is important that this is completed before starting the modules.
You don’t need to attend a campus for induction. Instead, you’ll be enrolled into an online induction module which will take you through necessary administrative requirements and provide you with guidance on how the programme works and additional support, such as our Employability Service.
The key areas that you’ll study over the course are:
• English Legal System & Constitutional Law
• Tort Law
• Contract Law
• Criminal Law
• Administrative Law and Human Rights
• Land Law
• Law of Organisations
• Skills & Behaviours
Plus a Dissertation in Law Module (8,000 words)
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.
You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.
This course is assessed through:
Exams require attendance at one of our UK campuses or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement. Students can nominate one of the following locations as their home Campus for assessment: London, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Guildford.
Each of our MA Law (Conversion) 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
You can get full details about course fees and payment structures in the fees section of the website.
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.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.