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The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes Mlaw (Solicitors Practice) - four year Integrated Masters
The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

Mlaw (Solicitors Practice) - four year Integrated Masters

4 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *

On-Campus

* Sep 2024 fee: UK - £9,250 per annum; International - £17,550 per annum London, £16,700 non-London

Introduction

The MLaw four-year Integrated masted is for you if you already know that you wish to qualify as a solicitor. During the first three years, you'll study our LLB modules, while year four is designed to prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge to take the new Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE1 and SQE2). On completion of this course, you would then just need to fulfil the Qualifying Work Experience requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to qualify as a solicitor. With our professionally focused qualification, we focus on the skills that employers are seeking so that you can enhance your academic knowledge while preparing for the realities of life in legal practice. In the 2021 National Student Survey, The University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities in England for the category of 'teaching on my course'. We have an overall 5 Stars rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

MLaw (Solicitors' Practice) - four-year Integrated Master's*

Already know you want to be a solicitor? Our MLaw is designed for you.

Take the most direct route to qualify as a solicitor with our Integrated Master’s. Over four years you’ll study our practically focused LLB Law content alongside our professional SQE1 and SQE2 preparation modules. During Year 4, you’ll sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and will only need to fulfil the Qualifying Work Experience requirement on graduation to qualify as a solicitor.

This course is designed to cover a comprehensive legal curriculum over four years. Taught predominantly by qualified lawyers, we focus on the skills that solicitors are seeking so that you’ll be prepared for the realities of life in legal practice.

*Subject to academic approval

1st for Overall Student Satisfaction

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

More Lawyers

We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education and have trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.

SQE ready

We have SQE covered. Be ready to progress your legal training and take the SQE exams with a course that covers all you need to succeed in the SQE assessments.

Course Requirements

  • ABB at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language or equivalent qualifications.
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
  • International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

Course Details

For aspiring solicitors, the four-year Integrated Master's is the programme to choose. It has a practical focus and employability is embedded in the course. Over 90% of our LLB tutors are qualified lawyers, bringing their extensive practical experience to enhance your development. But don’t just take our word for it. Our students voted us first amongst universities in England for the 'teaching on my course' category in the 2021 National Student Survey.

The first three years of this programme involve the study of our LLB modules which cover necessary foundation subjects and cover the syllabus areas for the SQE1 examination. Over years three and four, you will gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake SQE1 and SQE2 examinations to prepare you for a career as a solicitor.

Why choose this course?

  • This course is eligible for undergraduate loans from the Student Loans Company. If you’re eligible, you will receive funding to gain all the academic knowledge you need to prepare for the SQE assessments.
  • Gain access to ULaw’s bespoke SQE revision app. Find out what it’ll really be like to sit the SQE1 assessments, and improve your success, using our app. With this intelligent revision tool, you can draw on an extensive bank of questions mapped to the SQE syllabus. You’ll get user-friendly feedback on your answers, helping you to excel in your course.
  • Optional modules are available to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in different practice areas. These include Human Rights, Immigration Law and International Trade, to name just a few.

When you study with us you also benefit from:

  • Access to a large specialist Employability and Careers Service and pro bono clinics
  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes and a high level of face-to-face tuition
  • A choice of campuses across the UK.

Course Structure

Year 1: 31 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Common-Law Method and Ethics
  • Academic and Digital Skills
  • Contract Law

Semester 2

  • Law of Tort
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law

Year 2: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Business Law 1
  • Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
  • Land Law

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Real Estate

Choose one*:

  • Employment Law
  • Extended Essay
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century
  • Legal Technology and Innovation

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

Year 3: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Equity and Trusts

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • SQE1 & 2 Preparation

Choose two*:

  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • Human Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Technology
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research Project (double module)
  • Wills and Succession

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Please note that some modules are available in Years 2 and 3; please select only once.

Year 4: 30 study weeks

Semester 1

  • SQE1 Preparation (60 credits)

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

  • SQE 2 Preparation (20 credits)

Choose four (10 credits each)*:

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Innovation Technology and Legal Project Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Law Firms and their Clients
  • Private Wealth
  • Professional Effectiveness

*All options are indicative and subject to availability.

Course Information

Assessment

At the end of each semester, you’ll get a week for revision before two weeks of assessments.

  • Exams: Two hours, ten multiple-choice questions and two long-form questions
  • Coursework: Essay, project report or portfolio
  • Oral presentation

We run mock assessments to allow you to practise before too.

Solicitors Qualifying Examinations

SQE1 and SQE2 will be assessed by centralised assessments introduced by the SRA, which will be an essential requirement to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

You will sit your SQE assessments at Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally.

SQE1

  • There are two multiple-choice assessments over two days – one for FLK1 and one for FLK2.
    • FLK1 covers: Business Law and Practice; Dispute Resolution; Contract; Tort; Legal System of England and Wales; Constitutional and Administrative Law; and Legal Services
    • FLK2 covers: Property Practice; Wills and the Administration of Estates; Solicitors Accounts; Land Law; Trusts; Criminal Law; and Criminal Practice
  • On each day the assessment is likely to take five hours, with a break in the middle.
  • Each assessment contains 180 single best answer questions.

SQE2

SQE2 involves approximately 14 hours of skills assessments over five half days. There are 16 written and oral tasks covering the six legal skills:

  • Client interviewing including a linked attendance note/legal analysis
  • Advocacy
  • Case and matter analysis, including negotiation planning
  • Legal research
  • Legal writing
  • Legal drafting

The assessments are set in the practice areas of:

  • Criminal practice (including advising clients at the police station)
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property practice
  • Wills and intestacy, probate administration and practice
  • Business organisations, rules and procedures (including money laundering and financial services)

Classification

Our course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

How to Apply

Applications for this will be made via UCAS.

Fees

Sep 2024 fees

  • UK - £9,250 per annum
  • International - £17,550 per annum (London), £16,700 (non-London)
  • Fees are locked for future study years i.e., the student will pay the same price each year.

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