MA Law (Conversion)


Designed specifically for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s level, our MA Law (Conversion) gives you the opportunity to 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. To ensure that you have a smooth transition from your previous non-law studies, we’ve designed this course to include a pre-course programme where you will be able to get support in learning about legal methods. This compulsory addition to the course means that you will be ready to get started on your legal studies as soon as the course begins.

Our structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers either face-to-face on campus or online. On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is the perfect choice if you wish to keep your career options open.

When you study the MA Law with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team
Course Structure

Pre-course study programme

The Law & Constitution Module element requires 25 hours of pre-course study in English Legal System & Constitutional Law (including Retained EU Law), through guided module units with all materials provided online.


The key areas that you’ll study over the course are:

  • English Legal System & Constitutional Law 
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law and Human Rights
  • Land Law
  • Trusts
  • Law of Organisations
  • Skills & Behaviours 

Plus a Dissertation in Law Module (8,000 words)