Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. We offer full-time and part-time options at a choice of locations as well as online.
This course offers you progression onto the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in order to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales.
You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.
Our structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers either face-to-face on campus or online.
On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the USA, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you wish to keep your career options open.
You’ll have access to our award-winning Employability Service to help you find employment from the moment you accept your place. It has an outstanding track record of finding students the right career path to suit them, whether in the legal sector or the wider business world.*
|Pre-course Study||50 hours (compulsory)|
|Duration||Full-time : 9 months
Full-time and online: 12 months
Part-time weekend and part-time online: 21 months
MA Law modules
Compulsory online pre-course study programme on legal method (50 hours)
- Public Law
- European Union Law
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- Land Law
- Equity & Trusts Law
Independent Research Project module
All modules must be passed in order to obtain the award.
Law of Tort
Equity & Trusts
- To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline.
- To be eligible to take up your place on one of our new Master’s law courses (from our Master’s in Law suite of programmes), you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above.
How to apply
The MA Law by online learning has start dates in September and January of each academic year.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible; this is particularly important for applicants who may need to allow sufficient time to take an English language test
Applications are made online via the University Application Service, EUCLID.
Please follow the instructions carefully and make sure that you have included the following documentation with your application:
- Degree certificates showing award of degree.
- Previous academic transcripts for all past degree programmes.
- A reference in support or your application. The reference should be academic and dated no earlier than one year from the start of study on the LLM programme.
- Evidence of English language proficiency, if required.
If you are currently studying for your degree or you are not in a possession of an English test result you may still apply to the programme. Please note that it is your responsibility to submit the necessary documents.
After you apply
After your application has been submitted you will be able to track its progress through the University’s applicant hub.
Application processing times will vary however the admissions team will endeavour to process your application within four to six weeks of submission. Please note that missing documentation will delay the application process.
You will be informed as soon as possible of the decision taken. Three outcomes are possible:
- You may be offered a place unconditionally
- You may be offered a conditional place, which means that you must fulfil certain conditions that will be specified in the offer letter. Where a conditional offer is made, it is your responsibility to inform the College Postgraduate Office when you have fulfilled the requirements set out.
- Your application may be unsuccessful. If your application has not been successful, you can request feedback from us or refer to our guidance for unsuccessful applicants, which explains some of the common reasons we why we reach this decision.
View the University’s guidance for unsuccessful applicants
Terms and conditions of admissions
The University’s terms and conditions form part of your contract with the University, and you should read them, and our data protection policy, carefully before applying.
Northampton University admissions terms and conditions