MA Law

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Awards available MA
Programme length Two years full-time;
four years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

This programme is an accelerated, fast-track, senior status postgraduate degree in law. The curriculum builds on the fact that you will have already benefited from a university-level education by enabling you to acquire a qualifying law degree in only 21 months, rather than the three years it would normally take to obtain an LLB.

The programme is carefully structured to cover the foundation areas of legal knowledge and to develop your core legal skills, while providing an opportunity for further specialist study. Please visit the Law School's MA in Law webpage for more information.

The MA in Law is recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council as a qualifying law degree for practice in England and Wales, and is recognised in other jurisdictions.

Lots more information about the School is available on our 'Why Bristol Law School?' webpage, which includes short videos.

Fees for 2018/19

UK/EU: full-time (two years)
£8,400 per annum
UK/EU: part-time (four years)
£4,200 per annum
Overseas: full-time (two years)
£16,000 per annum
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time (two years)
£8,400 per annum

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

There are four core units in year one, which are assessed by examination and/or essay. There will also be Introduction to Law lectures and seminars at the beginning of the degree. Year two includes three core units plus a further optional unit of your choice.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Law.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

The MA in Law programme offers a wide choice of career paths. Graduates have gone on to qualify as solicitors or barristers in the UK, and as lawyers in other jurisdictions. Some graduates work in private practice, as in-house legal counsel for businesses or in the public sector. Others act as advisers in international organisations such as the European Union or the United Nations, or for international NGOs and other agencies. A number of graduates go on to further study in the UK or overseas.

Please visit our Careers and Employability and Student Society web pages for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2018. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 41% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 954 5357 or +44 (0117) 903 5849 Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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Bristol BS8 1RJ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law

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