A Second Class Honours degree in Law, a related degree or equivalent. If your first degree is not in Law you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module. Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University’s pre-sessional course.
Months of entry
This course is ideal for those students who want to engage in a critical analysis of a range of legal subjects. The course has proved particularly attractive to those holding senior positions in NGOs, international institutions, government and industry who see this as a means of analysing the way in which the law impacts on their work. Graduates on the course have used the dissertation as an opportunity to research an area that is beneficial to their government or employer. Examples of dissertations undertaken include: ‘The way in which health and safety laws impact on industrial chemical industries', ‘The adoption of laws to counteract money laundering in emerging economies' and ‘The establishment of intellectual property law enforcement to enable a country to adhere to its obligations to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)'.
The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue PhDs.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language/language of instruction you will need an English Language qualification. IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University’s pre-sessional course.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Departmental Secretary (M164, M179)
- 01484 4472956