Taught course

Law

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Law
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in any subject, but we’ll consider each application on its own merits, including your career background.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA is designed for graduates who don’t have a law degree. You’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the English legal system.

Course description

This masters qualification covers the seven foundations of legal knowledge subjects as well as the skills associated with graduate legal work such as legal research.

The seven foundations of legal knowledge subjects are:

  • criminal law
  • equity and trusts
  • law of the European Union
  • contract
  • tort
  • property/land law
  • public law

If you’re not a law graduate, or you have a law degree from outside England and Wales, you’ll acquire a more in-depth knowledge of the law over a much wider range of legal subjects than is offered on one year Graduate Diploma in Law programmes. This extra depth and understanding will give you a head start in your career as a solicitor or barrister.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
law-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk