Undergraduate MLaw

Law and Legal Practice

Develop knowledge, skills and competencies specific to legal practice on this four-year integrated master’s course.

Law and Legal Practice

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
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  • Duration

    4 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

The MLaw in Law and Legal Practice is a four-year full-time integrated master’s course. It incorporates Leeds Law School’s Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the LLB (Hons) qualifying law degree. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study the seven legal foundations of knowledge
  • Cover a variety of topics such as domestic law, with some study of the impact of regional EU law and human rights law on domestic legislation and legal development
  • Choose which aspects of national and international law to specialise in during your third year 
  • Build on the legal knowledge gained in your first three years by studying principal practice areas such as Business Law and Practice, Civil and Criminal Litigation, and Property Law and Practice in your fourth year
  • Study core subjects in your final year such as Professional Conduct and Regulation, Wills and Administration of Estates, and Solicitors Accounts
  • Develop knowledge of and understanding of how to practise legal skills including Advocacy, Drafting, Interviewing and Advising, Practical Legal Research, and Writing

This course incorporates the legal foundations of knowledge, as recognised by the legal profession’s regulators, as well as meeting the SRA’s requirements for the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which remains one route to qualification as a solicitor. Please note there are important changes to the route to qualification as a solicitor, for full details visit the SRA website. You may also find some helpful information in the Law Society of England and Wales guide to the Solicitor's Qualifying Examination.

If you’re already studying for the LLB (Hons) Law, you’ll be able to transfer onto this course at any point until part way through your third year of study.

Careers and employability support

You’ll have access to specialist careers consultants as a student of Leeds Law School. Attending insight days at law firms, graduate recruitment fairs and bespoke events such as speed networking, mini assessment centres and mock interviews will help you to enhance your CV and graduate employability.

Law in Practice Lecture Series

Our guest speaker programme gives you the opportunity to learn from legal practitioners and other professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and to network with the speakers. 

Professional Mentor Scheme

You’ll be able to apply to have a legal professional mentor drawn from a list of alumni and other practitioners. Mentors can advise on CVs, applications and provide an insight into professional life, and sometimes students are offered work experience with their mentors.


Choosing to engage with the mooting programme will give you the opportunity to develop your advocacy skills and be part of a team entering regional and national competitions.  

Law Clinic

The Law Clinic is an optional module available during your third year. You’ll have the opportunity to advise real clients and develop valuable legal skills. Guided and supervised by our own legal experts and solicitors or barristers in legal practice, you’ll meet with clients, listen to their issues, and proceed to advise. 


Why study Law & Legal Practice at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Build on your undergraduate modules to develop master’s-level knowledge with the benefit of undergraduate student funding
  2. Learn from qualified lawyers with significant professional expertise and experience
  3. Access to ‘Law Trove’ - an online service offered by Oxford University Press. This means you’ll be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online and for free
  4. Gain hands-on experience through the Law Clinic module, our mentoring scheme and mooting opportunities
  5. Attend our Law in Practice Lecture Series. Previous speakers include Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer QC MP, and human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC