MA LawFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
Two years full-time;
four years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
|Start date||September 2020|
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. You will graduate with a deeper understanding of law and legal reasoning than can be obtained in a one-year GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law).
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.
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. The Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority, the body which regulates the profession, is planning to change the path to qualification. This decision is still being negotiated, so for the latest updates please see our accreditation webpage.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time (two years)
- UK/EU: part-time (four years)
- Overseas: full-time (two years)
- Channel Islands/IoM: full-time (two years)
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.
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 2020/21
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.
There are four core units in year one, which are assessed by examination and/or essay. You will also have 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.
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
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.
1 August 2020. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
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Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 0062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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