The MA in Law at the University of Bristol Law School is the strongest postgraduate qualifying law degree course in England. As an accelerated postgraduate professional law degree it is one of the best in the world. A select group is assembled from a global applicant pool vying for fifty places, yielding a decidedly international intake with a broad range of personalities and perspectives.
Academic assessment is held to a standard above the larger undergraduate LL.B. program in keeping with the demanding nature of an accelerated postgraduate course. To augment personal efforts, fortnightly seminars led by senior staff supplement multiple daily LL.B. lectures. These collectively encourage MA students to cultivate the skill of systematic legal analysis that is applicable to every legal jurisdiction.
Beyond the regional capital of Bristol, the MA in Law caters to an increasingly competitive global marketplace and prepares students from a variety of backgrounds for a professional law career. The degree provides training for this exacting profession in a shortened, intense period demanding much from all of its students. Ultimately, perseverance and tenacity are rewarded as graduates easily distinguish themselves in a crowded job market with a fast-track, accelerated, senior status first professional law degree to add to qualifications already held. The MA in Law effectively prepares all of us to practice in an international environment and we receive diplomas in July incomparably qualified for the rigors of global legal practice in the English and Welsh jurisdiction.