Master of Laws

Master of Laws of England and Wales (incorporating the GDL) (Distance Learning)

Teaching & Learning

Overall workload

Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. If you undertake the part-time delivery, you will be required to study two modules concurrently (a minimum of approximately 25 hours per week).

If you undertake the full-time delivery, you will be required to study four modules concurrently (a minimum of approximately 45 hours). The 10 hours of teaching and learning per module will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically will include audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more.

All these resources will be delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and MS Teams and you will be able to access them at a time and place that suits you.

Leeds Law School works with a number of Distance Learning Promotion Partners who can offer advice and guidance about the Distance Learning Courses. The partners include:

The Chancery Lane Institute for Professionals (Dubai)

Q&A Consultants (Pakistan) 

London College of Legal Studies (Bangladesh).

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

What you'll learn

Learn how and why trusts are created, their different and legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice.
Develop your critical thinking, legal research and writing skills by undertaking a research project. You will research your chosen area and write up your analysis with the support of a supervisor.
Study the fundamental issues relating to the concept of property, its ownership, and the rights and obligations created by the ownership of land.
Understand the relationship between the different organs of the State and the individual, including royal prerogative, human rights, judicial review and police powers.
Explore the founding principles of the law of the European Union to enable critical understanding of the nature and purpose of European developments and regulations.
This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts underpinning English law, to the institutions of the English legal system and to the main sources of English law.
Study the role of the law in defining, creating, imposing, regulating and enforcing freely negotiated and agreed contractual obligations between two or more contracting parties.
Understand the general principles of law governing criminal responsibility set within their social context, the concept of moral responsibility and the philosophy of punishment.
Examine civil law liability for a wrong or 'tort', including negligence, occupier's liability and trespass to the person, considering how tort protects reputation and personal integrity.
Learn how and why trusts are created, their different and legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice.
Develop your critical thinking, legal research and writing skills by undertaking a research project. You will research your chosen area and write up your analysis with the support of a supervisor.
Study the fundamental issues relating to the concept of property, its ownership, and the rights and obligations created by the ownership of land.
Understand the relationship between the different organs of the State and the individual, including royal prerogative, human rights, judicial review and police powers.
Explore the founding principles of the law of the European Union to enable critical understanding of the nature and purpose of European developments and regulations.
This module will introduce you to the fundamental concepts underpinning English law, to the institutions of the English legal system and to the main sources of English law.
Study the role of the law in defining, creating, imposing, regulating and enforcing freely negotiated and agreed contractual obligations between two or more contracting parties.
Understand the general principles of law governing criminal responsibility set within their social context, the concept of moral responsibility and the philosophy of punishment.
Examine civil law liability for a wrong or 'tort', including negligence, occupier's liability and trespass to the person, considering how tort protects reputation and personal integrity.