MA in Law

At a critical time in history, our MA in Law presents an exciting opportunity for you to move into a highly sought-after field of study - and graduate to meet a growing demand from organisations worldwide for expert lawyers that can embrace challenges and innovation.

Our programmes are well-respected by leading law firms*. As an accelerated, fast-track, senior status postgraduate degree, the MA in Law builds on the fact that you have already benefited from a university-level education, allowing you to graduate in just two years versus the three years it would normally take to obtain an LLB. 

Choosing the MA will enable you to develop core legal skill and a solid understanding of the foundation areas of legal knowledge, alongside options for further specialist study. This will see you gain a deeper understanding of law and legal reasoning than is possible with a one-year Graduate Diploma in Law – and access to a wider range of careers.

On the programme, you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading academics dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking in a multitude of legal fields, presenting you with an exciting opportunity to explore some of the most challenging legal questions facing today’s global society.

The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum our academics deliver is what makes our graduates stand out. Able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills they are empowered to pursue top-flight roles in the legal, business, finance, criminal and technology sectors, or as specialist in-house lawyers.

Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

Ranked #4 in UK for most graduate trainees recruited by top law firms (Chambers Student Guide 2019)

International Students

Entry requirements to this course is an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


95% of graduates in work or further study


UK/EU full time (two years): £10,100

UK/EU part-time (four years): £5,50

Overseas full-time (two years): £19,500

Further information on funding 



  • Bristol

Study options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time