Postgraduate Master of Laws

Master of Laws (top-up course)

If you have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course, or a Bar Training Course, studying this top-up course will enable you to achieve a master's degree.

Master of Laws (top-up course)

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

Designed to be as flexible as possible, this course and all assessments will be delivered entirely online with no live classes for you to attend.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Achieve a master's qualification by writing a dissertation on a specific area of law
  • Have regular contact with your dissertation supervisor and access to research methods training
  • Develop expertise relevant to your career aspiration, whether that’s a career teaching law or working in a specialised area of law or business

Dissertation supervision
We offer dissertation supervision in a broad range of legal subjects, including business law, international law, criminal justice, employment law, equalities and discrimination law, EU law, human rights, intellectual property, professional practice and professional ethics. If you’re interested in another area, we’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.

Additional entry requirements
To enrol on this course you must have passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course, or a Bar Training Course. If you have a legal practising certificate in another jurisdiction you may also be eligible.

Law Trove
You’ll be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.

Law in Practice guest lectures 
We regularly welcome guest speakers in prominent legal positions to share their experience of the profession. Previous speakers include human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, and Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer. You’ll be able to access their lectures digitally if you are unable to attend on-campus.

Get support with planning your career
Our Careers Service is on hand to support you with all aspects of planning your career, including writing your CV, job applications and how to make the most of industry and graduate fairs.

Why study Law at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Specialise – researching and writing your dissertation will enable you to develop expertise in your chosen area
  2. Law in Practice lectures - previous speakers including human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, and Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer
  3. Law Trove - an online service giving you free access to over 200 legal textbooks, meaning you spend less, if anything, on textbooks
  4. Learn from experts – this course is delivered by qualified lawyers with significant professional expertise and experience

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