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A Master of Arts is a graduate degree that often follows the earning of a bachelor’s degree for those who decide to pursue higher education. MA programs usually take one to two years to complete and may require a project, thesis or research paper around the program focus before the degree is fully earned.

What is an MA in Law? This graduate program is often designed to help business professionals in gaining an understanding of the law for better survival in the business world. It is also useful for students who wish to pursue a career related to law, although it is not necessarily a suitable choice for students looking to become lawyers or earn a Juris Doctorate. Courses may allow for a particular concentration, such as business and commercial law, criminal justice, human resources, national security, nonprofit management and more. Course topics may include labor and employment, rights and liabilities, contractual relationships, transactions and a variety of other subjects. A thesis may be required toward the end of the degree.

Earning a master’s degree in law can help students to understand more about the laws that govern professionals. Depending on the concentration chosen, students may learn how to better survive in the business world or secure an administrative career in law enforcement or the courtroom.

How much it costs to earn a Master of Arts in Law depends largely on the school chosen and the length of the program. In order to fully understand all of the costs involved, students should carefully research the program of their choice.

Graduates with an MA in Law may be able to find a variety of careers in business, government, policy administration or human resources. With the proper program concentration, students may become advisors or qualify for higher administrative positions in a corporation. This type of degree is particularly useful for any business career that requires a thorough understanding of the law for effective performance. 

There are often online courses available for international students, those in need of distance learning options and working professionals. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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9 Results in Law

SOAS University of London

The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and devel ... [+]

MA Legal Studies (General Programme)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing modules from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organizations or non-governmental organization, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Tallinn University of Technology

The programme is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as give detailed knowledge and skills in special ... [+]

The programme is tailored to enable students to learn both the general principles and philosophy of law in Europe as well as give detailed knowledge and skills in specialised areas: European Union and International Law and Law and Technology.

The programme enables you to get basic knowledge about private and public law and study and research in detail newer areas of law, such as European Union law, intellectual property law, information and communication law, environmental and planning law, municipal law, e-voting regulation, data protection law, human rights law and other areas.

Main specialisations

EU and International Law, Law and Technology

Speciality ... [-]
Estonia Tallinn
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our MA Law Part-time course is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study ... [+]

MA Law - Part-time

Our MA Law Part-time course is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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 a perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

United Kingdom London Manchester Nottingham
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Campus
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to stu ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. ... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Online
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as anal ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Full-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

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 want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is id ... [+]

MA Law

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector.

Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project You could be eligible for postgraduate student loan Course Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline.

Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:... [-]

United Kingdom London Birmingham Guildford Leeds Manchester Nottingham  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
U Law Hong Kong

Our i-MA Law Part-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practic ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time. Reg. No. 252954

Our i-MA Law Part-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our undergraduate students.

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 want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Online
U Law Hong Kong

Our i-MA Law Full-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practic ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Full-time. Reg. No. 252954

Our i-MA Law Full-time (Reg. No. 252954) is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our undergraduate students.

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 want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online
U Law Hong Kong

Our MA Law (Reg. No. 252954) is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualifi ... [+]

MA Law. Reg. No. 252954

Our MA Law (Reg. No. 252954) is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector.

Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project

These courses are registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead. ... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus