Entry requirements

We require you to have a first degree in Law, or a first degree in another discipline and have passed the Common Professional Examination/Diploma in Law, and have held a professional qualification for at least five years.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The College of Social Sciences & International Studies has a dedicated Graduate Research School which is committed to supporting its vibrant postgraduate research student community.

The Graduate Research School helps to support both intellectual and social contact between graduates of different disciplines and from different backgrounds and countries. Our team supports both prospective and current postgraduate research students.

Department specialisms

The principal research strengths of the Law School are: European and international law; commercial and common law; English legal history and professional legal studies. Research Centres; Centre for Legal History Research; Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law; Centre for European Legal Studies; Network on Family Regulation and Society; The International Law Forum

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.


Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months
distance learning
36-84 months


full time
24-36 months
distance learning
24-60 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

College of Social Sciences and International Studies
+44(0) 1392 724490