Entry requirements

You are required to have at least a 2:2 honours degree and a postgraduate diploma in a legal subject, or a qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales according to the Training Regulations 2014 Qualification and Provider Regulations, or a qualification as a lawyer in a jurisdiction recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you have a postgraduate diploma in Law or have studied the Legal Practice course, Bar Vocational Course or the Bar Professional Training Course, this programme will enable you to obtain a masters award by writing a dissertation on a specific area of law.

Training in research methods is provided and you will be in regular contact with your dissertation supervisor. If you aspire to a career teaching law or want to work in a specialised area of law or business, this course will help you gain the relevant expertise.

We offer dissertation supervision in a broad range of legal subjects, including business law, consumer law, international law, criminal justice, employment law, equalities and discrimination law, EU law, human rights, immigration, intellectual property, professional practice and professional ethics. If you are interested in another area, we will be happy to discuss this with you further.

Fees and funding

For the most up-to-date funding information please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
distance learning
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113