Entry requirements

There are three routes for entry to this course, applicants are required to meet one of the following entry criteria:

  • A postgraduate diploma in a legal subject (GDL, LPC, BVC or BPTC)
  • Have achieved a qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Have achieved a qualification as a qualified lawyer in a jurisdiction recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

If you have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice course, the Bar Vocational course or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), you can study this course from anywhere in the world to obtain a masters 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, international law, criminal justice, employment law, equalities and discrimination law, EU law, human rights, intellectual property, professional practice and professional ethics.

Qualification and course duration


6-12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113