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Master of Arts in Law (MA Law SQE1)

University of Law - Bristol

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Our MA Law (SQE1) is a conversion course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level and sit the SQE1 assessments. Although there is no longer a formal requirement for qualification as a solicitor, this course will give learners the academic legal knowledge they need for SQE1 and will encourage learners to think like a lawyer from the start.

This course also develops the key professional skills and behaviours required by lawyers, alongside skills required to pass professional examinations for qualification as a solicitor. In all modules there is a focus on combining knowledge and understanding of core areas of law with the ability to analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements about the law. Study is centred on practical activities that enable students to learn by doing to help them thrive as a lawyer in a work environment.

Many employers value the combination of a non-law undergraduate area of expertise combined with the solid grounding in core legal principles and legal skills, provided by a law conversion course.

Why choose our MA Law (SQE1)?

·       Learn to think like a lawyer and develop practical legal skills through practical workshops and problem-based learning.

·       Be ready to progress your legal training – this course includes the SQE1 Preparation Course which will prepare you for the SQE1 assessments or you can progress onto our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).

·       Explore an area of law that interests you in our Law of Organisations module.

·       With one of the largest legal careers services in the UK, ULaw gives you the support and the Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

·       Experience of working in practice. You’ll learn in the context of our virtual law firm, ULaw LLP. ULaw LLP replicates the working environment of a law firm and students perform real world tasks on simulated cases, deals and transactions, as if they were in the office.

·       Brand new resources, developed specifically for SQE by our expert tutors. You’ll be provided with all course materials, including:

o   an extensive bank of practice exam questions

o   ULaw SQE – our intelligent revision app provides practice tests and feedback

o   brand new online study manuals.

·       In depth guidance and support from our experienced tutors, who will monitor your progress and give feedback using predictive analytics, so you’ll know where to focus.

·       Taught by qualified lawyers, with lectures and practical workshops to develop your legal skills, so you’ll know what to expect in a real-life work environment.

Enjoy flexible study – choose to study full-time or part-time at one of our locations nationwide, or online

Domestic fees:

·       Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham: £12,250

·       Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Reading: £12,650

·       London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate: £15,000

International fees:

·       Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield: £14,000

·       Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Reading: £14,500

·       London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate: £17,000

Online: £12,250

Study manuals: eBooks are included in the course fee, and you’ll receive a 50% discount if you’d like to purchase print versions.

Please note: The SQE assessment fee is not included in this course fee.

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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The University of Law welcomes students from all over the world. Our website contains lots of information to help you when making the decision to come and study in the UK.

 

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Our Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

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Careers workshops (online and face-to-face)

Our careers workshops run throughout the year – both face-to-face in your centre and online. These group sessions help you to get a head start when it comes to applications, assessment centres, pupillage applications and much more.

Pro bono

The University of Law runs probably the largest and most varied legal pro bono programme in UK legal education, each year offering over 3,000 opportunities for you to put your skills into practice. We run a wide range of programmes, including:

  • Legal advice

  • StreetLaw and public legal education programmes 

  • External placements

  • Shadowing opportunities

Mentoring

Students at The University of Law have the opportunity to apply to be mentored by a practising solicitor or barrister. With the support of over 600 practising lawyers, our scheme is probably the most extensive legal mentoring scheme in the country. For those with little experience in the law, it’s an opportunity to gain an insider’s view of the profession, and benefit from the advice of those currently practising in the world of law.

Employer talks and events

With our national presence and strong connections with the profession, The University of Law is able to offer an extensive range of employer talks, workshops and careers fairs.

These events allow you to hear ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ what it’s like in firms and chambers.

Practice-related activities

Whether it’s mooting or a share race, in each centre you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities which have been designed to help you develop, and put into practice, vital skills you’ll need in the workplace.

Student Employability Programme

The University’s Future Lawyers Network gives you access to our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP). This is a comprehensive online programme of careers information and advice.

JobSearch

JobSearch – our job vacancy database – is exclusively for University of Law students and alumni, allowing you to browse the many training contracts, paralegal jobs, temporary opportunities and non-legal jobs we advertise.

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SQE1 Preparation Course

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LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

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  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent), as well as knowledge of the seven foundation subjects of English Legal System, Constitutional and Administrative Law.

LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2)

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  • Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham: £12,000 • Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Reading : £13,000 • London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate: £16,500 • Online: £13,000
  • Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle, Reading, Norwich, Liverpool, Online, Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds, London
  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in any discipline (or equivalent), as well as knowledge of the seven foundation subjects of English Legal System, Constitutional and Administrative Law.

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