Entry requirements for this course are normally:
An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Law, a related degree or equivalent. If your Undergraduate degree is not in Law, you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you 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 their work.
The course includes core modules such as Legal Research Methods and a dissertation. There are also several optional modules including; Commercial Law, Employment Law, Global Intellectual Property Rights, International Criminal Law, Private and Public International Law, and the Law and Practice of International Trade.
All of the modules offered start with introductory lectures. Students are then encouraged to engage in academic discourse through the analysis of cases, journal articles and research papers in seminars. Student achievement is assessed through coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, essays, seminar papers and on-line discussion.
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.
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Please email the Student Finance Office Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions (M164, M179)
- +44 (0)1484 472956