MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School

Program Description

MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School

This course is one of only six in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate.

From the start of the course you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor.

On completion you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister.

Course content

The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules in Legal Ethics, Method and Skills (LEMS) which have been specifically designed for this course. In Year 3 you will build on the foundations provided in these LEMS modules to conduct real cases with real clients. You will carry out this work under supervision and with appropriate training. You will also study a mixture of academic and practical subjects. Year 4 is entirely devoted to the practical subjects that would ordinarily be studied on the Legal Practice Course, while you will continue to work with real clients on one of our clinical modules.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

  • Contract
  • Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 1
  • Public Law
  • Tort
  • Criminal Law

One optional subject from the following:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Rights and the Law
  • The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers
  • Mooting and Advocacy
  • People Culture & Property
  • Law and Social Media

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 2
  • Land Law
  • EU Law
  • Equity and Trusts

One optional subject from the following:

  • Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Justice
  • Housing Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Work Placement in a Legal Setting
  • Child Protection Law and Policy
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Law and Sport in Contemporary Society

Year 3 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Legal Ethics Methods and Skills
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Clinical Legal Practice

One optional subject from:

  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics

Year 4 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Litigation (Civil & Criminal)
  • Business Law & Practice (Taxation)
  • Advocacy
  • Wills & Administration (Interviewing)
  • Drafting
  • Professional Conduct & Regulation (PCR)
  • Solicitors Accounts

Two optional subjects from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Clinical elective
  • Housing
  • International Family Law

Westminster electives

As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 6. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide Foundation courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelors degree entry requirements. Visit kic.org.uk/westminster-london for more information.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 1, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
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Jan. 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
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Price
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500