The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Introduction

The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as collaborations with The University of Exeter and The University of Reading. We are also working with the University of Liverpool. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.

The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students, making us one of the highest quality providers of higher education in the UK.

With campuses based in nine of the UK’s most vibrant and interesting cities, The University of Law offers a first-class, professional learning experience in a diverse choice of locations.

Innovative Teaching

We specialise in teaching and focus our energy on developing innovative, highly effective teaching and learning methods that equip students for their professional career. We have more than 250 qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges as our tutors, enabling us to help you develop the practical skills that can make all the difference when starting your career in law.

Our Courses

From our undergraduate LLB to our professional postgraduate qualifications, our courses are specifically designed by experienced law academics and professionals, so you can be confident in the knowledge that you’re learning real-world legal skills from real lawyers.

Enhanced Employability

What really sets us apart from other universities is our belief that our students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context. We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our extensive law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Through our pro bono programme, students can hone their skills by working on real cases before they graduate.

Benefits Of A Law Qualification

A law qualification can help you break into a wide variety of industries. From human rights to music, sport or city finance, law covers virtually every aspect of modern life. So whether you want to work in the legal sector or wider business world, a legal education is a great place to start. A legal career is satisfying, challenging, exciting, varied and rewarding, with many different types of specialisms to choose from and new areas always being developed to accommodate the modern world.

Our practical law degrees will develop your skills in critical thinking, advocacy, negotiation, analysis, and strategy. These core skills are highly valued in the workplace, whatever you choose to do next. Our alumni have gone into politics, journalism, banking and finance, technology and the media as well as the legal sector.

Supportive Environment

We aim to support more students from across a variety of backgrounds than ever before to achieve their career ambitions, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes, including law work experience opportunities, with a substantial fund available across our courses for 2018/19.

All students are given every opportunity to take full advantage of our facilities and services. The Disability Support Service is dedicated to managing any requirements you may have during your studies, including temporary assistance due to injury or illness.

Our comprehensive and experienced Employability Service gives in-depth help with CV writing, interview techniques and general career guidance, as well as offering a wealth of opportunities to boost your experience and skills. Meanwhile, our pro bono clinics give you the chance to work with practising lawyers on real legal cases while you’re studying.

Undergraduate

Our undergraduate LLB courses combine academic rigour with practical legal skills to provide you with the essential groundwork needed to begin your journey into a variety of careers. Our courses are available as full-time, accelerated, or online courses, so you can choose the study method that best suits your needs. Many of our courses also come with a Foundation Year option.

We Share Your Ambition

Your aspirations are what drive you and we understand that you want an undergraduate degree to kick-start your career in the right direction. We want to help you achieve your goal of getting a degree as well as give you a solid professional foundation for you to build your career from.

Our years of experience in training more practising lawyers in the UK than any other law school has helped us identify what employers are looking for in their employees. We’ve employed over 250 experienced lawyers to design and deliver our courses. Many of them are still practising, so you can be sure that your course will be filled with real-life aspects of the legal and business sectors and you’ll graduate knowing what to expect next.

From the moment you accept your place, you’ll gain access to a variety of services to support you throughout your degree. You’ll have the chance to develop connections and meet prospective employers at our law fairs, get VIP access to special events and work with our careers advisers on everything from your CV to interview techniques and career planning.

You’ll be able to balance your studies with practical experience through our extensive pro bono opportunities, giving you access to real-life cases to work on. And with our job search database you will be able to access over 3,000 opportunities to get your career off to a flying start.

We maintain relationships with our alumni, with many offering their expertise, perspectives and insights into the legal sector to help you as the new generation of legal professionals. They volunteer their services as guest lecturers and visiting professors, providing relevant and current perspectives to ensure that you’ll be getting the most up-to-date legal education possible.

We know that you have the ambition and talent to achieve your aspirations, so let us support you in making your ambitions a reality.

Postgraduate

We offer a range of postgraduate legal training and Masters degrees designed by qualified experts to help students advance at any stage of their career. Our courses are employment-focused, honing key skills in a teaching environment based on real legal practice. Part-time and online study options are available on many of our courses to help students work and study at the same time. To find out more about each of our postgraduate courses, please visit our website.

Set For Success

You have big dreams and the talent to succeed. We share your ambitions, and our postgraduate courses are designed to set you up for success.

Our years of experience in training more practising lawyers in the UK than any other law school has helped our students go on to succeed in law, business, politics and more.

From the moment you accept your place, you’ve started on the road to success. You’ll be invited to meet prospective employers at our law fairs, get VIP access to special events and have the support of our careers advisers. From day one of your course, we start laying the foundations to give you the support to achieve your career ambitions.

Our award-winning Employability Services, made up of legal and employment professionals, will work with you to hone your employability prospects, whether it’s writing that stand-out CV or improving interview techniques. You’ll be able to balance your studies with practical experience through our extensive range of pro bono opportunities, giving you access to real-life cases to work on. And with our job search database, you will be able to access 3,000 opportunities to kick-start your career.

Our famous alumni were once where you are now, and they got to where they are today through our training and support. They have gone on to incredible careers, changing people’s lives and making a big difference to the world. They were where you are today, so there’s no stopping you.

We have over 250 tutors and visiting professors who, as trained lawyers, will pass on their considerable expertise to you, the new generation of lawyers, every day.

ULaw To Deliver Legal Programmes At University Of Liverpool

The University of Law (ULaw) is pleased to announce a new arrangement with the University of Liverpool to offer full-time Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law programmes in the city.

From September 2018, students can study both of these ULaw courses at the University of Liverpool’s campus.

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is ULaw's law conversion course, while the Legal Practice Course (LPC) offers an industry-focused postgraduate and professionally accredited programme that gives students the essential skills to train as solicitors.

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Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC ) - full-time

Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham Leeds London + 2 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our BPTC is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. [+]

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC ) - full-time

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our BPTC is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. Choose our BPTC LLM and make your pupillage applications stand out - working on real-life pro bono legal cases.

You’ll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place. Our track record says it all - of our 2016 Full-time UK/EEA graduates, 66% have gained a pupillage within 12 months of completing the course. Furthermore, for that year, 22% of our full-time graduates obtained an 'Outstanding' grade, which is considerably more than the national average of 13%.... [-]


Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC ) - part-time

Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham London + 1 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our BPTC is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. [+]

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC ) - part-time

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a barrister, our BPTC is designed to help you secure pupillage. You can expect high standards of tutoring by qualified practitioners with unparalleled experience in delivering advocacy. Choose our BPTC LLM and make your pupillage applications stand out - working on real-life pro bono legal cases.

You’ll be supported by our specialist careers service from the moment you accept your place. Our track record says it all - of our 2016 Full-time UK/EEA graduates, 66% have gained a pupillage within 12 months of completing the course. Furthermore, for that year, 22% of our full-time graduates obtained an 'Outstanding' grade, which is considerably more than the national average of 13%.... [-]


Diploma

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - accelerated

Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 United Kingdom London

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - accelerated

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - full-time

Campus Full time 9 - 10 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Leeds Chester Exeter Reading Liverpool + 9 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - full-time

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time day

Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Guildford Chester Leeds Reading + 7 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time day

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan Access award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract applications as soon as you accept your place

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time evening

Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester Bristol Leeds + 4 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time evening

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan Access award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract applications as soon as you accept your place

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time weekend

Campus Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham Manchester Leeds Bristol Guildford Chester London Exeter + 7 more

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready. [+]

Legal Practice Course (LPC) - part-time weekend

If you have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor, we offer three options including an LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management to make your business ready.

Qualify with an LPC, with the option to gain an MSc or LLM at no extra cost Develop your commercial awareness, critical thinking and the necessary professional skills to prepare you for the challenges of being a solicitor Study your LPC with a Masters and you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan Access award-winning careers support to help you with your training contract applications as soon as you accept your place

With a clear focus on your future employability, we are more confident than ever in your success and offer our LPC Employment Promise. Get a job in nine months, or we’ll give you 100% of your fees back: 50% of your fees as cashback plus 50% of your fees as credit towards any further courses.... [-]


LLM

i-LLM LPC - Full-time*

Online Full time 11 months September 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

The i-LLM LPC Full-time course* supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option. [+]

i-LLM LPC - Full-time*

The i-LLM LPC Full-time course* supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option.

Study online over 11 months with occasional attendance Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Qualify with an LPC and a Master's award (LLM) at no extra cost

With a strong emphasis on improving future employability, 96% of our full-time 2015/16 and accelerated 2016/16 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

*Subject to approval.

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i-LLM LPC - Part-time

Online Part time 22 months September 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

The i-LLM LPC Part-time course supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option. [+]

i-LLM LPC - Part-time

The i-LLM LPC Part-time course supports those who have a law degree or GDL and wish to train as a solicitor via our supported online learning option.

Balance your studies with other commitments with our 22-month online course (occasional attendance required) Tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest through a wide choice of elective subjects Qualify with an LPC and a Master's award (LLM) at no extra cost

With a strong emphasis on improving future employability, 96% of our full-time 2015/16 and accelerated 2016/16 LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.... [-]


LLM Legal Practice (Banking and Debt Finance Law)

Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 United Kingdom London

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Banking and Debt Finance Law)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]

LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 United Kingdom London

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist area of Commercial Law. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Commercial Law)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist area of Commercial Law. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

Campus Full time 12 months March 2019 United Kingdom London Austria Vienna + 2 more

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

LLM Legal Practice (Employment Law)

Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 United Kingdom London

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Employment Law. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Employment Law)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Employment Law. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

Campus Full time 12 months March 2019 United Kingdom London

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Intellectual Property. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Intellectual Property. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

MLS

MSc Law and Private Wealth Advice

Online Full time Part time 5 years January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. [+]

MSc Law and Private Client Advice

Building on knowledge already gained from STEP Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising, the MSc Law and Private Client Advice provides a master’s degree with a strong focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the law and compliance field. The degree is designed to complement and extend students' Diploma studies, adding masters-level studies in relevant areas of law to areas of study covered in the Diploma. The programme provides the intellectual and practical underpinnings required to enhance an already-established career in the compliance field, as well as a rigorous approach to self-reflection and personal development.

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