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Master of Arts in Law (MA Law Conversion)

University of Law - Guildford

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This course is the perfect choice if you wish to keep your career options open. Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, our MA Law (Conversion) will give you the opportunity to progress onto our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2) or the SQE1 Preparation Course to qualify as a solicitor or the Bar Practice Course (BPC) to qualify as a barrister. You will also obtain a Master’s award, which is highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines.

With this course you’ll learn the practical legal skills of analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills, in a practical and interactive way.

Why choose our MA Law (Conversion)?

·       Learn to think like a lawyer – develop and demonstrate deeper understanding of legal knowledge and practice.

·       Stand-alone Skills & Behaviours module – designed to focus on key skills and behaviours necessary for practice as a solicitor or barrister.

·       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 opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

·       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

Outside of London:

Domestic: £11,150

International: £13,200

London: 

Domestic: £13,500

International: £15,700

Online: £11,150

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.

More information on our Employability Service

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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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
  • Newcastle, Bristol, Sheffield, Reading, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Norwich, Leeds, London, Online, Liverpool
  • 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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