Taught course

Master of Arts in Law (MA Law)

University of Law · University of Law

Entry requirements

To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline. For more information, visit website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level.

Building on your skills learnt during your undergraduate degree, you will study the principles of legal research, critical evaluation and academic writing, before undertaking your own independent research project.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to progress to vocational study to become a qualified solicitor or barrister within the UK, whilst also providing an internationally recognised Master’s award, which is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This makes it the perfect choice if you want to keep your career options open.

Our award winning employability service has an outstanding track record of finding students the right career path to suit them, whether in the legal sector or the wider business world.

Why choose our MA?

  • Study the law at Masters Level and gain an internationally recognised Master’s Award
  • Explore an issue or development in an area of law of your choice
  • Gain essential professional skills in analysis, critical evaluation and research valued by employers in the legal and wider business sector
  • Receive unrivalled face to face teaching and support from qualified lawyers
  • Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations
  • You could be eligible to borrow up to £10,280 via the Student Loans Company
  • Get award winning careers support to help you stand out from the crowd as soon as you accept your place

Information for international students

  • Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course
  • If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

A sufficient command of English is required to successfully complete the course. Please note that students providing a degree from a UK university as proof of English must have studied the whole degree in the UK.

Further information can be obtained from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (for future solicitors) or Bar Standards Board (BSB) (for future barristers)

If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country:

A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning.

Fees and funding

UK students
From £10,270
International students
From £10,270

If you’re bright, ambitious and want a career in law, but a lack of funding is standing in your way, a range of postgraduate funding options offering financial support and assistance are available to enable you to realise your career aspirations:

  • Access to the UK’s largest University law scholarships, awards and bursaries fund. With a substantial fund available to students on our courses, we’re enabling more students from more backgrounds to achieve their ambitions
  • Flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We give you peace of mind by spreading out the tuition fee payments and arrange payments by direct debit

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team
0800 289997