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Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree classification in a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. You can also apply with a 2:1 undergraduate degree classification in any discipline and a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

If you have graduated with a 2:2 in a related subject, you can still apply for this course. You will be invited to an interview to assess your academic achievement and experience.

Interview

You will need to attend an interview for this course, which may be online. Once you have applied, you will receive further information about your interview from our Admissions team.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. You can read them on York St John University Admissions page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you want to be a solicitor in England or Wales, this is the postgraduate course for you.

Develop practical legal skills to prepare you for all of your responsibilities in a career in law. Working in York St John Law Clinic will help you to develop transferable legal skills and experience legal practice.

This course is subject to authorisation and approval by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). If you are looking to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales you have several options. This includes attempting the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination 1 and 2 (SQE 1 and 2) which will be introduced from September 2021.

As a graduate of this course you will be able to seek to progress to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales by doing one of the following:

  • Completing a period of recognised training, usually a 2 year paid ‘training contract’ with a law firm or other organisation authorised to provide training.
  • Qualifying through equivalent means by compiling a portfolio of work documenting at least 2 years’ experience working under the supervision of a practising solicitor in a paid or voluntary role. This could be as a paralegal or equivalent.
  • Taking the Solicitors Qualifying Examination 2 (SQE2) and completing 2 years' qualifying work experience (QWE). This includes time spent in York St John Law Clinic.

You will be able to tailor your experience by choosing modules that align with your interests and ambitions. You can choose from areas such as:

  • Commercial law
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Immigration law
  • Mental health law.

Information for international students

International 2021 entry

The tuition fee for 2021 entry to this postgraduate course is:

  • £12,750 for full time study

These prices apply to all students living outside the UK/EU.

Due to immigration laws, if you are on a student visa, you must study full time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages.

Find out more about funding your postgraduate studies.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,400
International students
£12,750

UK and EU 2021 entry

The tuition fee for 2021 entry to this postgraduate course is:

  • £10,400 for full time study

These prices apply to all UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Postgraduate loans are available to help you pay for your master’s course. Find out more about funding your postgraduate studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@yorksj.ac.uk